Dogs no longer permitted on Seaside Heights beach or boardwalk

Seaside Heights officials have changed rules about pets on the town’s beach and boardwalk.
Dogs will no longer be permitted. Only “bona fide” service animals will be allowed. Violators could face a minimum fine of $100.
Violators could face additional fines if they falsely claim their dog as a service animal. “All claims that a dog is a service animal will be challenged by trained code enforcement officers as permitted by the Americans With Disabilities Act,” officials said.
Officials also said that comfort or therapy dogs do not constitute service animals.