Bristol Borough Council to vote next week on leash law

    Bristol Borough Council last night decided it will vote next week on a proposed leash law. The law would require all dogs to be leashed in public.

    The law would amend current restraint practices and raise fines — $100 for a first offense, $600 for third offenses. The council will wait until at least April to vote on a separate measure that would require pit bulls to be muzzled in public, the Bucks County Courier Times reports.

    Many residents oppose the muzzling ordinance, citing instances of other breeds initiating attacks — including a shih tzu. The mental image of a muzzled shih tzu is rather entertaining.

    Feed the Feed: Should a township be able to require different laws for different breeds of dogs?

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