Town Proposes Big Fine and Jail Time for Barking Dog Owners

Saddle River, New Jersey is on the verge of penalizing owners of dogs that bark too loud and too long. The town council is amending a noise ordinance. The time restriction bans dogs from barking, howling or yelping longer than 20 minutes between 7 am and 10 pm. Overnight, the window shortens to 15 minutes. Dog owners could face a $1000 fine and up to 90 days in jail or 90 days of community service. A vote on the bill takes place on March 18th.

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