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Now What You Need To Know About Virginia Beach Animal Laws

A bulldog walks on Virginia BeachBulldog Walks on Virginia Beach Virginia Beach Animal Control is asking pet owners to be aware of changes in the law regarding sandy beaches and boardwalk. Last Friday, new rules were introduced that will apply until Monday, September 7th, 2020. Animals may not be kept on the sandy beach or on the promenade from Rudee Inlet to 42nd Street at any time of the day, with the exception of dogs that are kept on a leash. The promenade only between 6:00 and 10:00. All animals on Atlantic Ave or in the parks and roads connecting Atlantic Ave and the boardwalk between Rudee Inlet and 42nd St must be in an escape-proof container unless the animal is a dog on a leash must become. On all other sandy beaches, dogs are not allowed on the beaches between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. When you take your dog to the beach, you must remove all litter from your pet and have a container with you to do so with. Guide, hearing and / or assistance dogs that have been trained for and in the company of a person with a disability are exempt from all sections of the Code, with the exception of the obligation to remove litter from their dog. Animal control officers patrol the promenade and sandy beaches. Enforcement actions are taken on any person found to be violating the code.

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