OC Animal Control Laws Are Designed to Protect from Personal Injury
If you live in Orange County California, there are numerous animal control laws in effect that should prevent things like dog bites from occurring. Consider some of the following laws.
Laws Involving Leashes and Public Property
Basically, the only times an owner can have a dog off the leash in Orange County is at home or at a dog park that allows off-the-leash pets. In fact, leashes or chains need to be 6 feet in length or shorter to ensure that the person in charge can get control of the dog quickly.
The person holding the leash has to be competent to take care of the dog. If a 5-year-old girl loses control of a 150-pound dog, that’s no real surprise. An adult needs to be holding the leash.
Also, unless the dog is a service dog or guide dog (or if you have a special permit), you have to avoid public schools, public beaches, and public parks that are not intended for pets. If a dog were to be on public school property and hurt a child, that would be a big problem because dogs are not even allowed on school property except in the special circumstances noted above.
Finally, an owner cannot intentionally or through inability to control the animal allow a dog to trespass on private property without consent from the property owner.
Dog Bite Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, whether the owner was abiding by the laws noted above or not, the owner owes you damages. The Petrov Law Firm offers free consultations to dog bite victims. Contact us today at 619-344-0360.