§ 3.1-796.93. Governing body of county, city or town may prohibit dogs from running at large.
The governing bodies of the counties, cities and towns of this Commonwealth are hereby authorized to prohibit the running at large of all or any category of dogs in all or any designated portion of such county, city or town during such months as they may designate. Governing bodies may also require that dogs be confined, restricted or penned up during such periods. For the purpose of this section, a dog shall be deemed to run at large while roaming, running or self-hunting off the property of its owner or custodian and not under its owner's or custodian's immediate control. Any person who permits his dog to run at large, or remain unconfined, unrestricted or not penned up shall be deemed to have violated the provisions of this section.
(1984, c. 492, § 29-213.63; 1987, c. 488.)
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