Leash Those Pups

Woburn Animal Control Officer Jay Donovan reminds dog owners to keep their dogs on leashes.

Although it's been especially hot this summer, and Animal Control Officer Jay Donovan remind dog owners that pooches are not allowed in the water at .

Donovan said Tuesday that the department has received several complaints this summer of dogs off leash, and also in the water, at Horn Pond.

"Dogs are not allowed in the water at Horn Pond, because it is a drinking water source," said Donovan. 

According to the city's ordinances, dogs must be leashed at all times. Donovan or any member of the Woburn Police Department can cite and fine a dog owner for not adhering to the leash law. Penalties range from $50 to $100 depending on the violation.  

After three violations of the leash law in one year, the city has the right to revoke the dog's licenses, according to the ordinance.  

kerianne August 05, 2011 at 02:01 PM
I'm with the parlees!
Donny Carpenter August 05, 2011 at 10:44 PM
ahahah jean
Kim Parlee Laing August 05, 2011 at 10:45 PM
A dog park in Woburn would be great for dogs and their owners. Being able to socialize your dog while they get a chance to run and play is a win win. We pay the city every year to license our animals. i would pay a few extra bucks to have a great place to take my dog.
Shawn W August 08, 2011 at 05:12 PM
My dog swims there daily; and he will continue to swim there daily. He is very friendly, clean and obedient. It's funny that not person has said anything to me about it. He swims at the beach area where pedestrians don't walk. I also walk him off leash through the trails. Problems? Jean, if you see me walking my dog off leash, please remind me that it's against the law at that time.
John Cashell February 02, 2013 at 06:55 PM
Who knows the incredibly belligerent, foul-mouthed diminutive woman who wears a black hoody and has 3 pit bulls unleashed running all over the back trails of Horn Pond? Whoever she is, she should be in jail. Have to admit, her pit bulls are better bred and better trained than she is or ever will be.


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