Montgomery County Commission
Whereas, it has come to the attention of the Montgomery County Commission that there is an ongoing problem of unrestrained dogs becoming a nuisance and danger in certain areas of Montgomery County; and
Whereas, 13-1-5, Code of Alabama, 1975 provides for the protection of the public from dogs running at large, and a penalty for the violation of the section; and
Whereas, 13-1-5 reads as follows:
(a) Every person owning or having in charge any dog or dogs shall at all times confine such dog or dogs to the limits of his own premises or the premises on which such dog or dogs is or are regularly kept. Nothing in this section shall prevent the owner of any dog or dogs or other person or persons having such dog or dogs in his or their charge from allowing such dog or dogs to accompany such owner or other person or persons elsewhere than on the premises on which dog or dogs is or are regularly kept. Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than $2.00 or more than $50.00.
(b) This section shall not apply to the running at large of any dog or dogs within the corporate limits of any city or town in this state that requires a license tag to be kept on dogs nor shall this section apply in any county in this state until the same has been adopted by the county commission of such county.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Commission hereby adopts the above reference 13-1-5, Code of Alabama 1975, in order to promote the health, safety, and well-being of county residents who might be endangered by dogs that are not properly confined and/or monitored by their owners.