New Jersey Town Considering New Ordinance That Would Jail Owners for Barking Dogs

The town of Saddle River, New Jersey, is considering a new ordinance that would impose fines and possible jail time for owners of barking dogs.

The ordinance calls for fines up to $1,000, up to 90 days in jail, or 90 days of community service if their dogs have “loud, frequent or habitual continuous barking, howling or yelping” for more than 20 minutes between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. or for more than 15 minutes between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. every night.

A judge would be called on to ultimately decide the penalty decision. The new measure is set for a vote on March 18th after debate in a public hearing. 

Source: New Jersey town may fine, jail owners up to 90 days for barking dogs | Fox News

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