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    So, what about that leash law?

    Elizabeth Fiedler has an interesting story about the head of Pennsylvania’s Dog Law Enforcement Office being transferred amid allegations that the former bank manager wasn’t qualified for the job. 

     

     Oops.

    Also, a study of the enforcement office showed that the office didn’t revoke or suspend a single kennel license in 2011. And chances are, not because everyone started following the rules. 

    Since we’re on the topic of dogs, here’s a question from a relative newcomer: What’s with Pennsylvania’s leash law? Was it written in invisible ink? Because in my travels lots of dog owners seem to ignore it.

    “Don’t worry, my dog is friendly,” is what I usually get when I’m walking my — lawfully leashed – dogs.

    That’s nice, but how do they know mine are? 

    And what’s the point of a leash law if no one obeys it?

    I’d be curious to know how many, if any, fines were given to dog owners who ignore the law.

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