Leash Law

Dracut has a leash law, which is in effect 24/7. Dogs are not permitted to run at large at any time. They may not be left unattended on their owner’s property. When off the owner’s property, the person attending the dog must have control of the dog on a leash no greater than six (6) feet in length. Dogs that are found running at large may be taken by Animal Control and impounded at Wignall Animal Hospital. If the dog can be identified, the owner will be notified. Impounded dogs will be kept for ten (10) days, unless they are claimed by their owners. After ten (10) days the dogs will be eligible for adoption.

Please refer to Chapter 12, Section 8 of the town by-laws for more information on the leash law.