Leash Law

One way to prevent your animal from biting a person or another animal is to obey the leash law and other applicable city ordinances. Below are the ordinances specifically referencing dogs and cats. For all other concerns, please consult Chapter 5 of the City Code of Ordinances.

It shall be unlawful to permit or suffer a dog to run at large or roam within the city limits of the City of Archdale except in the company of the owner, a member of the owner's family, or owner’s agent upon a leash, cord, or chain at all times. The owner of any dog permitted or suffered to run at large in violation of this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ch. 5-12)

It shall be unlawful for any person owning or having the custody of any cat to allow such cat to run at large on private property without the permission of the owner or occupant of the private property. The owner or occupant of said private property is hereby authorized to capture and remove from his/her property any such cat found on such property providing that such capture and removal is done in a humane manner and removed either back to the owner or turned over to the proper city or county authorities only. (Ch. 5-17 (a))

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For questions concerning animal control issues, please call 336-434-3134 or send an email to Animal Control.