Long Island Now

The latest community buzz and updates. | Sign up for community newsletters.

Fine sought for Shelter Island dogs found without ID

Shelter Island Town Hall. (July 26, 2012)

Shelter Island Town Hall. (July 26, 2012) (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Shelter Island Town officials, upset by dogs that are allowed to run loose without any identifying tags, are considering imposing a $25 fine for the first 24 hours a dog is held by the town animal control department and $15 a day for each additional day.

But town officials said they would rather return a dog to its owner than collect a fine, so the board has included a provision that the fine can be waived if the dog has a license and is wearing a tag or other device showing how to return the animal to its owner.

The town board has scheduled a public hearing on the proposed fine at its next public meeting, on Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. All board meetings are in Town Hall.

 

Tags: Shelter Island , dogs , ID , fine

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Vote

Should plastic checkout bags be banned?

Yes No

Your town

Get the latest news and information about your community, all in one place.

What's this? Send us your feedback

Sign up for community newsletters

Choose a community

advertisement | advertise on newsday