The Animal Control Officer is primarily responsible for the enforcement of the Dog Control Law of the Town of Whitestown.
Under the Leash Law of the Town of Whitestown (Local Law #1 – 1981) no dog within the limits of the Town, including the villages, is allowed to:
A. Run at Large unless said dog is restrained by an adequate collar and leash or unless accompanied by its owner or a responsible person able to control the animal.
B. Engage in habitual loud barking or conducting itself in such manner so as to habitually annoy any person other than the owner or person harboring such dog.
C. Cause damage or destruction to property or commit a nuisance upon the premises of a person other than the owner or person harboring the dog.
D. Chase or otherwise harass any person in such a manner as reasonably to cause intimidation or to put such person in reasonable apprehension of bodily harm or injury.
E. Habitually chase or bark at motor vehicles.
F. Be outside a building or fenced enclosure when it is a female in heat. Each dog must be licensed annually.
Dog licenses are available at the Town Clerk’s Office.
Wild Animal control does not come under the jurisdiction of the Town Animal Control Officer. All calls relative to nusiance wild animals should be directed to New York State DEC, Attention, Mr. Pat Benzo, 735-1902.