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North End Park Users ...........  This Park is within City Limits.

The City of Kodiak requires dogs to be under immediate control at all times while on public property in accordance with city code 7.04.060(a) which states that a person who is the owner or custodian of a dog shall keep and maintain the dog under control at all times when the dog is off the premises of the owner or custodian and not confined within an enclosure by restraining the dog with a leash, cord, or chain, not more than ten feet in length, secured to the animal and fastened to a stationary object or held by the owner or a custodian of sufficient age and maturity to control the dog. Please respect your neighbor by leashing your pet while in the park. The fines for loose dogs are as follows: 1st

offense $50.00, 2nd Offense $75.00, 3rd offense $125.00.

 

The city of Kodiak requires all dogs to be under control at all times on public property in accordance with ordinance 7.04.060 (a) Control of Animals Which states that a person who is the owner or custodian of a dog shall keep and maintain the dog under control at all times when the dog is off the premises of the owner or custodian and not confined within an enclosure by restraining the dog with a leash, cord or chain not more than ten feet in length, secured to the animal and fastened to a stationary object or held by the owner or a custodian of sufficient age and maturity to control the dog.

 

The borough of Kodiak ordinance for control of animals 6.04.050(B) states that a dog or other animal that is unrestrained and not under the immediate control of its owner shall be impounded by a peace officer or animal control officer when found at large on the streets, alleys and public places within the borough or on private property in the borough if the officer has permission of the owner or occupant of the property.

 

Fines for impounded dog for both city and borough: 1st offense $50.00, 2nd Offense $75.00, 3rd Offense $125.00. A citation in lieu of impoundment can be issued for violations within city limits.

 

It would also be nice to remind new folks to the area about what the city and borough expects when it comes to the care of their animals.

 

Both the city and borough of Kodiak expect to see at least the basics covered in the caretaking of animals. Therefore under ordinances 7.04.010 and 6.04.050 Animal Cruelty, of both city and borough codes it requires that all animal owners provide food and water sufficient to maintain the animal in a healthy condition, and adequate and proper shelter for the animal to protect the animal from weather. Shelter maintained for animals kept outside of a residential dwelling shall meet the following standards: (1) Animals shall not be overcrowded; (2) Animals shall not be exposed to excessive heat or cold; (3) Animal shelters shall be draft free;(4) Clean animal bedding shall be provided which shall be a sufficient size and quality for the animals being kept: (5) all structures, pens, and coops, or yards shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition, devoid of rodents and varmints, and free of objectionable odor.

 

Fines for not meeting the basic needs as stated above under animal cruelty are set by the court. If you receive a citation for animal cruelty you a re required to make a mandatory court appearance where if found guilty, the magistrate will set the fine.

 

All dogs are required to be licensed in both the city and the borough. The fee for an unsprayed or neutered dog is $35.00. The fee for a spayed or neutered dog is $10.00. Cats and other animals are not required to be licensed. You must have a current rabies vaccination to buy a license unless your dog is less than three months of age. We will not sell a license tag to a puppy less than three months of age. Both city and borough require all dogs to be rabies vaccinated because rabies can be passed to humans. This is also a state requirement. If your dog is impounded and does not have a current rabiesvaccination you will be fined $20.00, which will be given back to you if you vaccinate your pet within seven days.