The following information was released by the Rossmoor Predator Management Team (RPMT). The first part is an inquiry about an e-leash. The second part is RPMT’s response, written by Rebecca Lara.
Excellent Question! I contacted the Orange County Animal Control with your question. Here is Director Drabek’s Response:
Please note that it refers to a “substantial chain, or leash not exceeding six (6) feet in length…”. The reference to the length as it relates to a leash or chain means a physical attachment to the dog and not just the distance to and from the owner. In fact, because the law specifies 6 feet in length, it is also possible that someone walking their dog on a leash that extends further than 6 feet may be in violation of the Ordinance. All this said, use of an ‘electrical leash’ would in fact be violating the County’s ‘leash law’ Ordinance.
restrained by a substantial chain, or leash not exceeding six (6) feet in length
When seeing an off leash dog and owner, do not confront the owner but rather, call O.C. Animal Care at:
|Hours of operation||Phone Number|
|8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily||714-935-6848 or 949-249-5160|
|5 p.m. to 8 a.m. nightly||714-935-7158|
I was also told by Director Drabek that if you are able to get a picture and the address of the owner, Orange County Animal Care will send an officer to the owner’s home to investigate.
File photo of an idle dog leash by C.E.H. Wiedel.
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