Leash Law

The spring season is bringing with it an increase in complaints about dogs being on the loose throughout Dunsmuir, and in some cases aggressive. Please take some time to ensure that your dog(s) are secure and safe at your residence and while walking them. The City of Dunsmuir has a Leash Law which states: “Every dog found or being on any public street of the city and not held or led by a cord or chain, or confined in any vehicle, shall be taken by the poundmaster to and impounded in the public pound, where it may be redeemed by the owner or person entitled to the possession of the dog, within three days thereafter. No person who owns or has charge, custody, control or possession of a dog shall allow it to run at large so that it is subject to impoundment. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an infraction.”