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Ogden cracks down on loose dogs

Ogden cracks down on loose dogs

Posted - Sep. 3, 2010 at 12:05 p.m.



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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Ogden is stepping up foot patrols because of complaints about dogs running at large.

Ogden's animal services manager, Bob Geier, says random patrols have led to about 30 citations in the past two months for dog owners accused of violating a city leash law.

Violations are a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail.

The city's public-services director, Jay Lowder, says loose dogs bounding along narrow trails are scaring hikers and leaving a mess.

The city wants dog owners to use an off-leash park for running, not public trails.

The dog park near Serge Simmons Field has double gates, obstacle courses and watering stations.

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(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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