LAKE ELSINORE AT LARGE
AND BARKING DOGS "LAWS"
We do not practice dog barking claims. The information is provided here to be helpful. We get calls from Lake Elsinore residents all the time about barking dogs.
Animal Friends of the Valleys provides animal control services for the cities of Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Murrieta, Temecula and Wildomar: https://animalfriendsofthevalleys.com/animal-control/
The City of Lake Elsinore Municipal Code regarding Stray or Barking Dogs:
6.12.020 Prohibited generally. Dogs at Large
No person owning or having charge of any animal or fowl shall permit the same to be at large on any highway, street, sidewalk, lane, alley or other public place, or upon any private property other than that of the person owning or having charge of such animal or fowl unless such owner or person having charge of such animal or fowl has the consent of the owner of the private property. [Ord. 535 § 2, 1974].
“At large” means off the premises of, and not under physical restraint by, the owner or other person having charge of an animal.
It shall be the duty of the Animal Control Officer to take up and impound all animals found at large upon any highway, street, sidewalk, land, alley or other public place, or upon any private property without its owner’s consent. The Animal Control Officer may contract with any person to keep, feed and care for any such animal at reasonable rates for not more than 20 days. [Ord. 535 § 4, 1974].
6.04.245 Noisy animals.
A. Declaration of Noisy Animal as Public Nuisance. It is a public nuisance for any person to cause or permit any animal in his or her care, custody or control, to bark, howl, or cry or make any noises or other sounds so as to annoy and become offensive to a resident or residents in the vicinity in which the animal is kept thereby disturbing the peace of the neighborhood or causing excessive discomfort to any reasonable person of normal sensitivity residing in the area.
These laws and ordinances are subject to change and someone should check with their city, county or state to see the complete current laws.