Ventnor will soon roll out stricter penalties for having dogs on the beach or boardwalk.
There’s a growing amount of complaints about people walking their dogs where it’s not permitted.
There was a recent attack on the beach by a dog. We had a young lady attacked a couple of weeks ago. The dog was off a leash.Mayor Landgraf
Listen to audio from APRIL 27 Ventnor Commission meeting:
Mayor Landgraf: I’m on the beach every day with my dog on a leash. If I see another (unleashed) dog there, I’m going have a police officer come down. I’m tired of seeing it. It’s a problem. This will be enforced extremely strictly.
Oh he’s fine. He’s fine. No, he’s not fine. He’s gonna run off and he can attack somebody. That’s exactly what happened. We’re not gonna allow that to happen anymore.
$200 for the first offense, $500 for the 2nd and $1,500 for 3rd.
Dogs not permitted on Boardwalk at any time. Certified service dogs on a leash are OK though.
Most people follow rules. Ones that don’t, cause the problems.
No unleashed dogs anywhere, the beach and Ventnor Boardwalk.
Your dog must always be on a leash. Big dog, small dog. No matter. It needs to be on a leash.