leash law

noun

Definition of leash law

: an ordinance requiring dogs to be restrained when not confined to their owner's property

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Recent Examples on the Web The leash law in Pearl River County requires all animals to be fenced in or restrained on a leash, or otherwise be considered a public nuisance, according to the outlet. Fox News, "US veteran finds note in mailbox saying his beloved dog was shot dead because she didn't have a leash on," 24 Dec. 2019 The leash law in Pearl River County requires all animals to be fenced in or restrained on a leash, even if the owners are not within city limits. BostonGlobe.com, "OZONA, Miss. — A Mississippi man searching for his missing dog found an anonymous note that said his dog had been killed and that he should abide by the county leash law.," 24 Dec. 2019 As soon as an animal goes onto someone else’s property, that leash law goes into effect. Fox News, "US veteran finds note in mailbox saying his beloved dog was shot dead because she didn't have a leash on," 24 Dec. 2019 Cheryl Dear Cheryl, There are leash laws for a reason. Cathy M. Rosenthal, ExpressNews.com, "Lost, stray and unleashed dogs on the street can cause car accidents," 13 Dec. 2019 Taylor said their owners were issued $100 civil citations for violating the county’s leash law. Dan Morse, Washington Post, "Two men, one 72, hospitalized after dog attacks in Prince George’s County," 12 Oct. 2019 Police have cited the couple for a leash law violation and criminal trespassing. Robyn Merrett, PEOPLE.com, "Louisiana Woman Defends Dog Against Camel by Using Her Teeth in Bizarre Incident," 23 Sep. 2019 This would be a joyful improvement to Denver’s leash law for our dogs that need exercise other than just being walked. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: E-bikes belong on trails, too; Open dog parks close to town; Trump is incapacitated; Sen. Gardner disappoints (9/14/19)," 16 Sep. 2019 The sand squabble is hardly unusual in Del Mar, where attorneys representing wealthy property owners frequently face off over seawall disputes, land-use policies, dog-leash laws, and who gets free use of the community center. Phil Diehl, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Mansion owner taking sand squabble to ballot box," 4 July 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Leash law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leash%20law. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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leash law

noun

Legal Definition of leash law

: a law and especially an ordinance requiring that a dog be restrained when not confined to its owner's property

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