Why should I control my pet?
Controlling your pet is a courtesy to others. Imagine how your neighbor must feel when your pet runs through his garden, leaves unwanted messes in his yard, knocks over his trash can, or bites a child. As a pet owner, it is your responsibility to control your animal.
Responsibility and Control
You are responsible for your pets at all times. Reynoldsburg City Ordinance 505 specifies that all pets must be either kept confined to your property or be under reasonable control at all times. Example: Letting your pet outside to ram the neighborhood would not be considered reasonable control. However, taking your pet for a walk on a leash would be considered reasonable control.
505.19 Barking or Howling Dog or Other Animal
No Person shall keep or harbor any dog or other animal within the Municipality which, by frequent and habitual barking, howling, yelping, screeching, or cawing, creates unreasonably loud and disturbing noises. Violation of this ordinance could result in a minor misdemeanor.
5050.17(c) Nuisance Conditions prohibited
Any person being the owner of or in charge or control of any animal shall immediately remove all feces deposited by such animal from another person's property, including public parks or other public places