Human and pet safety is top of mind in Fort Saskatchewan.
As more people get outside with their dogs to enjoy the spring weather, the city reminds residents that leashes are not optional.
"We don't want animals getting over excited and potentially hurting another animal or child," said City of Fort Saskatchewan municipal enforcement supervisor, Matt Lowther.
The fine for not having your pet on a leash in public is $150.
"It really has to do with the safety of people, children and other animals," added Lowther.
Animal owners looking to let their pets run free can do so in the Fort at the 38 acre off-leash dog park.