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Dogs At Public Events

The City of Russellville would like to remind everyone that dogs are prohibited at public events such as the Tobacco and Heritage Festival, the Flying Fish Festival or any other large gathering of people brought together to celebrate a public event which requires a permit from the City of Russellville, Kentucky.

The City of Russellville will be enforcing this Ordinance during the upcoming Tobacco and Heritage Festival.

The city would like to thank everyone for their cooperation.

 

DOGS PROHIBITED AT PUBLIC EVENTS

a. It shall be unlawful for any person to bring any dog, leashed or unleashed, to any public event held in the City of Russellville, Kentucky. "Public event" shall include, but shall not be limited to, Tobacco and Heritage Festival; Flying Fish Festival; August 8th Celebration, or any other large gathering of people brought together to celebrate a public event which requires a permit from the City of Russellville, Kentucky.

b. Exceptions: this Ordinance shall not apply to dogs trained and being used to assist the blind; police dogs on duty for law enforcement authorities; dogs officially entered into an event, or taking part in an event; provided, however, that a dog shall only be allowed an event one (1) hour prior to the event, and once a dog is no longer participating in an event, it shall be removed so as to comply with this Ordinance

c. Penalty: any person found to be violating this section of this Ordinance shall be subject to a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $100, and law enforcement shall have the authority to remove the dog from the public area; if the owner cannot be found, the dog shall be taken to the Humane Society, and may be retrieved by the owner at the owner's expense.

Please click here to read the Ordinance, in its entirety