February 23, 2024

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Pueblo County updates barking dog regulations

Pueblo County updates barking dog regulations
Local dog "Remy" prances around in the snow

Pueblo County commissioners authorised changes to the county’s animal manage ordinances Tuesday morning to align policies about nuisance animals with Pueblo town policy.

The updates to the county code utilize to animals in unincorporated locations of Pueblo County, as well as Rye and Boone. The town of Pueblo regulates animals within municipal restrictions.

Puppies are thought of a nuisance animal if they are “barking, whining howling, baying or crying” for at the very least 10 minutes or intermittently within just an hour. The sound requirements to be audible at least 25 toes from the home line the place the animal is saved.

The code includes a caveat that the canine is not regarded as a nuisance if there is proof that the animal is taunted, wounded or a person trespasses on to the property.

If a code compliance officer sees that a violation transpired, they can issue a penned warning to the human in demand of the canine. The officer producing the warning, or at the very least just one witness, demands to see the violation. The witness would need to have to testify and/or give proof for a person to be convicted of a violation.