Cordova police remind residents of dog ordinances

Cordova Police Department says there’s been a recent increase in calls regarding dogs off-leash creating hazards to motorists, pedestrians and the public.

It is against City Ordinance to allows dogs to roam at large within city limits according to Municipal Code 8.04.100 police reminded residents in a June 10 release.

Dogs must be kept on a leash north out Orca Avenue toward the Orca Adventure Lodge as well as around the city’s new and old harbors.

Dogs are allowed off-leash in the following areas: Northeast of Skaters cabin, west past the City Baler, and east past Mavis Island on the Copper River Highway, as long as dogs are not entering private property or causing an otherwise hazardous situation, police said.

There is a $75.00 fine for violating the leash ordinance, police said.

“If your dog is impounded, additional fees may apply,” Chief of Police Nate Taylor said. “Let us each responsibly keep our dogs who truly are part of our families, safe, happy, healthy, and exercised while keeping our neighborhood safe.”