Due to a rise in complaints about dogs on the beach, police will step up patrols one of Maine's most popular destinations.

It's mid June, and finally, beach weather is gracing Northern New England. However, if you're planning a day on one of Vacationland's most popular beaches, police are reminding you to comply with their summer ordinance. Dogs are not allowed on the beach in Old Orchard between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m, per a town ordinance. Also,
your pooch is not allowed on Old Orchard Street (including the sidewalks and the Square) from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. According to Journal Tribune, Maine state law says it's unlawful for any dog to be “at large,” except when the dog is assisting in hunting. State law defines “at large” as “off the premises of the owner and not under the control of any person whose personal presence and attention would reasonably control the conduct of the animal.”



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