VIRGINIA BEACH, VA- Dogs are banned from Rudee Inlet to 42nd Street from Memorial Day to Labor Day on the beach, Boardwalk, and grass at the Boardwalk.
Dogs are not allowed between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm.
Dogs do not have to be on a leash, but they must be well behaved, licensed, and up to date on their shots.
Police have been able to give summonses to violators, and now Animal Control has the same authority.
There were 7 charges last year for dogs on the beach, and most were Class 4 misdemeanors. But, ignoring dog feces is considered a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to a $2,500 fine and possible 12 months in jail.
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