Nuisances

No person shall own, keep or harbor any animal that unreasonably annoys humans, endangers the life or health of persons or other animals, or substantially interferes with the rights of citizens, other than their owner’s, to enjoyment of life or property.  The term “animal nuisances” shall include, but is not limited to any animal that:

As a citizen it is my responsibility to...

Comply with the animal ordinance.  Pick up after my animal and make sure that it is properly contained at all times.  Report possible violations of the animal ordinance to Animal Control & Protection.

It is the responsibility of the city to...

Animal Control & Protection will investigate animal ordinance violations.  Depending on the nature of the violation, animals may be impounded and/or the owner fined for violations.  The Code Enforcement Board serves as the hearing body of animal ordinance violations, with the exception of animal cruelty, vicious animal and bite cases.

If I am interested, who do I contact...

Animal Control & Protection, Bowling Green Police Department, 393-4000

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