MIDDLEPORT —The Middleport Police are reminding dog owners in the village that there is a village ordinance prohibiting dogs running loose.
Due to an increase in the number of citizen complaints about dogs running loose, tearing up trash and other property, and people being chased or menaced by loose animals, the police department is issuing a reminder of the ordinance.
Section 505 of the Middleport Village Ordinances deals specifically with animal ownership, care and responsibilities of harboring or ownership and the possible penalties associated with violation of these ordinances. The ordinances can be viewed online at anytime by going to the Middleport Village website, village.middleport.oh.us. Copies can also be obtained at the Middleport Police Department.
Individuals who are found to be in violation of these ordinances can face criminal charges in Mayor’s Court. Dogs that are running loose are subject to being picked up by the Meigs County Dog Warden.