Chapter 6.35
RESTRAINT

Sections:

6.35.010    Leash and restraint areas.

6.35.020    Dangerous animals.

6.35.030    Animals in heat.

6.35.040    Release from restraint.

6.35.050    Improper restraint.

6.35.060    Dog in prohibited area.

6.35.010 Leash and restraint areas.

This section identifies those areas where dogs are required to be on a leash at all times, and those areas where dogs are required to be under supervision and restraint at all times. Violations are punishable by fines as provided in KGBC 1.25.050.

(a)    At-Large Districts. In the following areas, dogs must be on a leash, and the owner or responsible person shall not permit a dog to be at large:

(1)    Business District. In any of that area within the city of Ketchikan, Alaska, which is included within the following boundaries:

From the north edge of the right-of-way of Water Street at the westerly exit of said Water Street from the Ketchikan tunnel, being the true point of beginning, thence northeasterly along a line to the most westerly terminus of the westerly edge of Pine Street; proceeding thence along and including the entire right-of-way of Pine Street to its intersection with Bawden Street; proceeding thence southeasterly from the intersection of Pine Street and Bawden Street along and including the entire right-of-way of Bawden Street to the intersection of Bawden Street and Park Avenue; thence northeasterly along said Park Avenue, including the entire right-of-way, to its intersection with the center of the channel of Ketchikan Creek; thence following the center of the channel of Ketchikan Creek downstream to its intersection with the Stedman Street bridge; thence southeasterly along the north edge of the Stedman Street right-of-way to the intersection of the centerline of Deermount St.; thence along said centerline to the intersection of the south edge of the Stedman Street right-of-way; the northwest to shared property corner of Lot 2 Fran Williams Subdivision and Tract B of USMS 550; thence along the property boundary of aforementioned lots south 34 degrees 3 minutes 27 seconds 353.69 feet to the northerly boundary of Alaska Tide Lands Survey 1573; thence southeast along said tideland survey to Corner Number 2; thence south 77 degrees 13 minutes 39 seconds west 1252.20 feet to corner number 3, said corner also being corner number 5 of Tract F of Alaska Tideland Survey 1641; thence south 30 degrees 5 minutes 30 seconds west 513.95 feet to corner number 6 of Tract F of Alaska Tide Land Survey 1641; thence north 53 degrees 46 minutes 53 seconds west 2,936.59 feet to corner number 7 of said survey tract; thence north 47 degrees 3 minutes 53 seconds east to corner number 3 of Tract E Alaska Tide Land Survey 1641; thence north 63 degrees 44 minutes 56 seconds west 2,648.48 feet to corner number 4 of Tract E Alaska Tideland Survey 1641; thence northeast along Tract E to corner number 1 of Tract E, said corner also being the southeast corner of lot 3A, Tidelands Addition to USS 1378, Plat 91-7, said corner also being the south west corner of Lot 4 Tidelands Addition to USS 1378, Plat 80-12; thence northerly along aforementioned common property line to the intersection of the Tongass Avenue right-of-way thence northerly to the southeast corner of the Elliot Street right-of-way; thence southerly along the north boundary of Tongass Avenue to the intersection of the Tongass Avenue and Water Street rights-of-way; thence southeasterly along the north edge of the Water Street right-of-way to the true point of beginning of this description.

A diagram of the Business District is as follows:

(2)    Creek, Thomas, Stedman and Water Streets and Tongass Avenue. In any of the area of the street, alley, thoroughfare, sidewalk officially designated as Thomas Street, Creek Street, Stedman Street, Water Street between the tunnel north to its intersection with Tongass Avenue, and Tongass Avenue to Wolf Point.

(3)    Docks, Landings, Floats and Airport. Upon and within any publicly owned landing float or dock and on or within the roads, runways, walkways, ferries and all buildings of the property of Ketchikan International Airport.

(4)    Public Parks and Playgrounds. Upon and within any borough owned park, playground or athletic field, regardless of whether such facility is otherwise located inside or outside a leash law area. Provided, however, that the area within the fully enclosed fencing at Weiss Fields may be used for off-leash exercise and training of animals during those times that the field is not in use for organized team play or practice and has not been reserved or scheduled for use with the borough public works department as indicated on the field use schedule posted online.

(5)    School grounds and the sidewalks adjacent to those grounds.

(b)    Restraint Areas. In the following areas the owner or responsible person shall keep a dog under restraint, as defined in this title:

(1)    Forest Park. Within any areas of the streets, alleys, thoroughfares, and cul-de-sacs, howsoever designated, specifically dedicated on a duly recorded plat or shown on a duly recorded plat and thereby dedicated by law within the area of the Forest Park Subdivision, as described in KGBC 14.35.020.

(2)    Public Way. In any of that area within the borough located within or upon any public way, as defined in this title, and not otherwise provided for in subsection (a) of this section. [Ord. No. 1874, §5, 12-17-18; Ord. No. 1848S, §2, 2-5-18; Ord. No. 1680, §1, 7-15-13.]

6.35.020 Dangerous animals.

An owner of or person responsible for a potentially dangerous animal, while on the premises of the owner or responsible person, shall keep such animal confined within a building or other secure enclosure and shall keep such animal securely muzzled or caged at all times while off of the premises of the owner or responsible person. [Ord. No. 1695, §6, 1-6-14; Ord. No. 923, §1, 12-20-93. Code 1974 §20.70.010.]

6.35.030 Animals in heat.

An owner of or person responsible for an animal in heat shall keep the animal confined in a building or secure enclosure, or in a veterinary hospital or boarding kennel in such a manner as to prevent random breeding. [Ord. No. 923, §1, 12-20-93. Code 1974 §20.70.015.]

6.35.040 Release from restraint.

(a)    A person shall not, without the consent of the owner, or responsible person, release any dog from restraint except when necessary to preserve the life of such dog or of a human being.

(b)    Any person releasing any dog from restraint pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall immediately inform an animal protection officer that he has done so; or in the alternative, such person shall immediately return the dog to the custody of its owner or responsible person. [Ord. No. 923, §1, 12-20-93. Code 1974 §20.70.020.]

6.35.050 Improper restraint.

(a)    An owner of or person responsible for an animal shall not tie or otherwise physically fasten such animal to any object on a public way and depart the immediate vicinity thereof.

(b)    An owner of or person responsible for an animal shall not tie or otherwise physically fasten such animal in such a manner as to create immediate danger to the physical well-being of the animal. [Ord. No. 923, §1, 12-20-93. Code 1974 §20.70.025.]

6.35.060 Dog in prohibited area.

(a)    At no time shall an owner or responsible person knowingly permit a dog to be in any location which is posted by the borough as “No Dogs Allowed.”

(b)    Working service dogs on a leash shall be allowed in areas posted “No Dogs Allowed.” [Ord. No. 1418, §1, 1-15-07. Code 1974 §20.70.030.]