San Antonio, TX asked in Civil Litigation, Animal / Dog Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Texas

Q: Where can i find a case law involving leash laws?

SA City ordinance states "owner shall keep animal restrained at all times & insure it does not roam/run at large at will."

RESTRAINT-"...secured by tether, leash, lead OR confined within real property of owner. CONFINED--"...effectively prevented from being free to roam/run at large at will."

I was given $300 fine for my 16yo blind dog, lying in my yard, a foot away from me (about 20 ft from road) for being "free of restraint." i commented dog is blind and on my property. He said my dog still needed to be on leash or similar. Macy didnt even know he was there besides its hard to chase something when u cant see it, if thats why hv to be leashed on owners property. I also have verbal control over my very obedient dog. I'm appealing, & was wondering if there's any case law regarding dogs off leash, on owners property, & under owners control, by merely being trained to be obedient?

Thanks, Lynn

1 Lawyer Answer
Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman

A: This might help:

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