Camp Emerald Acres

Guidelines on How to Enjoy the Outdoors With Your Pooches or Other Pets

Campground Rules and Regulations for Dog and Pet Owners

1. Pets should be on a short leash at all times and remain tied to a strong durable chain or rope that will not allow the pet to extend off the site in any direction.

2. Pets should never be left unattended.

3. Pets should always be on a short leash when walking them.

4. All pet droppings shall be the responsibility of the pet owners.

5. All pets should have a proper license with vaccinations on file at the office.

6. If any pet is creating a disturbance or otherwise being a nuisance, the pet should be removed immediately per management.

8. No more than two pets per site will be allowed.

9. Visitors of seasonal and nonseasonal campers are not permitted to bring pets.

10. No pets allowed in the camp store, game room, swimming/beach area, or bathroom facilities.

11. Campground owner can deny any pets whatsoever into the campground.

12. The following dog breed shall not be permitted entrance into the campground: pit bull.

13. Pet owners are responsible for all actions of the pet.

These rules and regulations came about due to the following statistics:

  • Each year, dogs bite more than 4.7 million Americans.
  • Dog bites cause an average of 18 deaths per year.
  • Of the 800,000 estimated dog
    bite-related injuries requiring medical treatment per year, almost $165 million is spent treating them nationwide.
  • Children comprise 60% of all dog bite victims compared to just 30% for adults. 73% were bitten on the face, neck, and head.
  • The chance that a bite will require medical attention is 1 in 5.
  • On average, 334,000 people a year visit hospital emergency rooms because of dog-related incidents.
  • On average, 21,000 will visit medical offices or clinics.

Agreement

I have read and thoroughly understand all the above rules and regulations regarding pets at Camp Emerald Acres.

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