leash law


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leash law

n.
An ordinance requiring that a dog be kept on a leash when taken to a public place.
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Some US states have the "leash law" applying everywhere except the owner's property.
7:26 a.m.: Church and Walnut street, disregard of the leash law and fecal collection in Central Park.
BEACH The 7.5 miles of beach at Lincoln City have a firm leash law, but bring your hound with you to hunt for a souvenir glass float from local glassblowing studios; volunteers hide the baubles above the tide line.
This town has a leash law and I'm telling you not one of these dogs was on a leash.
until a cop flatfoots onto the scene and ma'ams her into submission to the leash law.
His imaginary burg of Bedridge (here repped by Rhode Island's Woonsocket and Bristol) is an idyllic bedroom suburb full of friendly tradespeople, apparently without a leash law and with no dogcatcher in sight.
The leash law states quite clearly dogs should be on a leash in places where members of the public are walking.
The next day I learn there is no leash law in Sweet Briar.
The state issued a summons for Newton resident Steven Dean, charging him with violating a local leash law and having an expired dog license.
By the way, a CTO-type of law already exists in the Mental Health Act -- it's called "leave agreement," another leash law. This is legislated overkill.
Parisians also routinely ignore the leash law, allowing them to use the old "My-goodness-whose-bad-dog-is-doing-that-way-over-there?" excuse.
Most state laws have some form of dog control laws that prohibit an owner from allowing a dog to "run at large." In addition to state control laws, counties and local municipalities are also free to pass more restrictive leash law ordinances--and many do.