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Columbus City Council considers leash law

If you think your local city park is going to the dogs,you're not alone. Each evening in parks across the city people unleash their dogs to play and run free while owners socialize.

But a proposed city leash law could bring the party to an end. Columbus City Council is considering a city leash law that would require dogs be on a leash. Columbus City Council member Kevin Boyce drafted the leash law. He says the proposed legislation would allow owners to let their dogs to run free in 7 parks - all seven are located outside the central city.

If caught, dog owners face a fourth degree misdemeanor.