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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Your question answered: McPherson’s leash law clarified

  • The question:
    I know residents are required to have some sort of “restraint” on their dogs.
    Does that mean there are alternatives to leashes?
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  • The question:
    I know residents are required to have some sort of “restraint” on their dogs.
    Does that mean there are alternatives to leashes?
    The answer:
    The actual ordinance, signed in 2006, requires that all dogs within city limits must be kept confined indoors unless on a leash or restrained in a fenced-in area.
    “The fence shall be of sufficient height that the dog cannot jump or climb over it, and must be made of solid wood, metal or wire mesh strong enough to contain the dog,” the ordinance says.
    The dog also cannot have the means to escape, and any gate must be latched securely when the dog is in the area.
    Electronic fences are allowed by the ordinance, but the dog cannot be allowed within 15 feet of the closest public street or sidewalk.
    The McPherson Dog Park Association is looking to build a public dog park on land located southwest of Avenue A and Centennial Drive. The park will be enclosed by fencing.
    McPherson’s current leash law was signed into effect on July 3, 2006, by former Mayor William Goering.
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