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How strong is the Tennessee Leash Law and what can residents

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How strong is the Tennessee Leash Law and what can residents of a neighborhood do to see it enforced?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Lady Themis replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

The violation of the leash laws in Tennessee is a class b misdemeanor punishable by a fine if the dog does damage to someone else's property. There must be property damage under the statute to result in a conviction. Neighbors can call the police to ask that a ticket be issued for offenses.