(Alpha Media- Brooke Bickford) Whether it be a hole in a fence, a dog unleashed or just warmer weather creating this situation, Webster County Animal Control has had its hands full with calls on dogs at large.
Animal Protection Officer Kaila Blomberg said there are simple solutions to these problems that can eliminate the problem of dogs on the run.
“When you let your animal outside keep it leashed. They sell 15 foot leads, 20 foot leads 50 foot leads. If you want your dog to roam your yard, buy a 50 foot lead,” Blomberg said. “If your dog tries to run, you can still control the situation.”
Blomberg said animals can be removed from homes after repeated dog at large offenses and that they are not only considered a nuisance but are considered very dangerous.
“When you let your dog out without any kind of control over them at all, you are asking for trouble,” Blomberg said. “Letting your dog out without a leash is just not a good idea.”
Blomberg said fines for dog at large calls are set by the courts and leashing your animal while outside is the best bet when it comes to keeping your pet and the public safe.