The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is reminding dog owners that dogs — even those on leashes — are not permitted between Pacific Avenue and the ocean in the Venice Beach area between Memorial Day and Halloween.

Dogs have not been allowed on the sand of Venice Beach for some time, said LAPD Sgt. David Burris of the LAPD Pacific Area.

A new city ordinance extends the “no dogs allowed zone” to the area between Pacific Avenue and the ocean.

“The owner or caretaker of any dog found on Pacific Avenue or west of the street will be cited,” Burris said.

Burris said police will allow no dogs on streets, sidewalks or the Ocean Front Walk west of Pacific Avenue until after Halloween.

The ordinance is designed to mitigate the number of clashes between dogs and the large number of summer visitors to Venice Beach, police say.

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