March 2, 1973 • "Loose dogs and packs of dogs have created more and more complaints and problems every week for local law enforcement authorities. Long Beach, Ilwaco and Pacific County police officers have voiced concern about the rampant loose dog population problems which is hitting not only Pacific County but the entire nation. ... It was learned from the County Commission that a county leash law was put into affect as of Aug. 17, 1970. The ordinance reads as follows:

Section 1. It is unlawful for the owner or custodian of any dog to cause, permit, or allow such dog to roam, run, stray, or to be away from the premises of such owner or custodian and to be on any public place, or on any public property, or the private property of another in the County of Pacific, unless such dog while away from such premises be controlled by a leash or chain not more than eight feet in length, such control to be exercised by such owner or custodian or other competent and authorized person; and any dog found roaming, running, straying or being away from such premises and not on leash as herein provided may be destroyed by the Sheriff of Pacific county.

Section 2. Anyone violating or failing to comply with the provisions of Section 1 of this Ordinance shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars, or by imprisonment in the County jail for a term not exceeding ten days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

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