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Dogs can no longer run at large in Wilton Creek subdivision

The Middlesex Board of Supervisors (BOS) amended the Middlesex Animal Care and Control Ordinance on April 3, making it illegal for dogs to run at large in the Coves of Wilton Creek subdivision in Hartfield.

By a vote of 4-0, the BOS amended the ordinance so the section that governs free running dogs in the Piankatank Shores Dog Control Ordinance applies to the Coves of Wilton Creek.

It is not a “leash law,” stressed Middlesex Chief Animal Control Officer Ricky Warren. The ordinance prohibits dogs from running at large and “not under its owner’s or custodian’s immediate control.”

Residents from the Coves of Wilton Creek spoke during the public hearing that preceded adoption. One woman said two vicious dogs, which had been neglected, escaped their confinement and attacked one of the two dogs she was walking and killed her whippet “before my eyes.”

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posted 04.11.2018

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