Dog control officer named in Ticonderoga

TICONDEROGA - Ralph Regimbald had an eventful first few weeks on the job.

The new town of Ticonderoga dog control officer was bitten by a pet and chased by an angry owner in his first month in the position.

"Actually, I like the job a lot," Regimbald told the town board recently. "I'm meeting a lot of nice people and almost everyone has been very cooperative."

Ti Police Chief Mark Johns introduced Regimbald to the town board and praised his work.

"He's doing a great job," Johns said. "I want the public to know he's available to help."

Regimbald works on an on-call basis. He can be dispatched by calling the Essex County dispatch Center at 585-3456 24 hours a day.

Regimbald's primary job is to enforce the town's 2009 animal confinement law.

The law prohibits animals from entering private property without permission and requires them to be leashed when on public property.

Pet owners who violate the law are subject to fines ranging from $25 for a first offense to $100 for a third offense.

After a third offense, an animal can be removed from the owner and turned over to the town veterinarian for disposal.

The law also requires dogs to be licensed.

Information can be obtained at the Ticonderoga Police Department website at www.ticonderogapolice.org

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