I hope everyone is having a great afternoon. SOMETIMES we (the Police Department) may have to chat about things that are not very popular, but ***sigh***....we have to get the word out. So, here it goes... (THANK YOU for understanding and helping with this issue. Have a great day! Chief) "Due to the increase in calls that our office is receiving for Animals at Large, we would like to remind our residents of our city ordinances that pertain to animal ownership in the city limits of Fairview. City Ordinance Section 4-102 Animals Not To Be At Large : A. No owner shall permit any animal, including fowl, owned, harbored or kept by him to be at large within the city. B. Any animal in violation of this section shall be subject to impound and disposition as provided in this chapter. If we get a call from a concerned citizen that there is a dog running at large, vicious or not, we will dispatch an officer to attempt to locate the animal. If the animal is located, the animal will be transported to our city pound, the Haworth Veterinarian Clinic. If the animal has a tag, the Police Department will attempt to locate the owner through our records. Before the animal is released back to the owner, the owner will have to provide proof of rabies vaccinations, proof of registration with the city (dog tags), and be issued a citation for Animal at Large ($130.00). Exceptions to release could happen if the call involved a vicious animal and/or someone was bitten or attacked. Also, please be aware that we have a city ordinance in reference to Noisy Animals/Animals Which Disturb. City Ordinance Section 4-105 states that No person shall keep any animal which causes frequent or long-continued noise or otherwise so as to disturb the comfort or repose of any person in the vicinity. Any violation of this section is declared to be a nuisance and as such may be abated. In reference to the Noisy Animal/Animals which disturb ordinance, if the officer witnesses the noise when responding to the complaint, the officer can issue a citation. If not, the complainant will be advised that they have the right to file a complaint against the owner of the animals and both will be given a court date to appear."