Park City Police patrolling for pups off leashes after recent dog attacks

Posted at 12:30 PM, May 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-18 15:19:10-04

PARK CITY, Utah - Park City officers are stepping up patrols at trails like the one in the Prospector neighborhood after six incidents last week where dogs bit people while off their leashes.

Officials said they want to make sure people don't get hurt.

If you're found with your dog off the leash, you can be fined $100 for the first offense and fee could go as high as $500.

Dogs are required to be on leashes in public areas throughout Park City.

There are five dog parks and a trail in the Park City area where they can roam free.

Some say that's not enough and are pushing for more but until then, police say follow the rules because they'll be out enforcing the trails.