Dogs are man's best friend and can be a source of great happiness to its owner.
But do not forget that owning a dog is a great responsibility and you are liable for your pet's actions. Let's delve deeper into the Mecklenburg County laws so that you know for what you are responsible.
Charlotte and Mecklenburg County have one of the strictest leash laws in the state of North Carolina which apply to all animals except cats. The pet must be on a leash, contained within a fence, or an operable and marked invisible fence, this being represented by a sign from the company in the property.
The animal can be off its leash in the owner's yard, if, and only if, an adult is within the immediate proximity and the animal responds to direct verbal commands. When the animal is not on the property or in a designated dog park, it must be physically restrained at all times. (This means that the animal must be on the leash and the owner cannot just have the leash in hand.)
Should you violate any of the aforementioned rules, you can be subject to fines starting at $50.00 up and increasing up to $500.00 or even seizure of the animal for a fifth violation.
Just remember: you are responsible for your pet at all times.