Annandale, VA asked in Animal / Dog Law for Virginia

Q: What should I do after my home security cams capture 4 dog pee intrusive in a day at my front yard?

Dogs owners walk their dogs, then allow and watch their dogs intrusion on private property and pee on my lawn in my front yard. My home security cams captures 4 instances in a day. What should I do to prevent this repeatedly happen?

It is unlawful. What penalty can be? Is there any enforcement that can prevent this type of events?

Sec. 5-534. - Allowing dogs or horses to urinate or defecate on public or private property.

It shall be unlawful for any owner or person in immediate control of a dog or horse to:

(1)Allow his/her dog or horse to urinate or defecate on the private property of other persons without their consent or that of the authorized agent of the one having control of the premises.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Ann Thayer
Ann Thayer
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You should contact the animal protection officers in fairfax and tell them what is going on and show them the proof you have

They can go talk to them about stopping the behavior or charge them under the county code

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