San Jose expected to approve shorter leashes law

SAN JOSE, Calif.

The City Council is expected on Tuesday to approve an ordinance requiring owners to keep their dogs on 6-foot leashes. That's 14 feet shorter than what is now allowed.

The San Jose Mercury News says first-time violators get a warning, but there's a $100 fine for second-time violations.

The ordinance was proposed after the September 2009 death of a woman who got entangled in a dog leash while on her morning walk. She fell, bumped her head and never regained consciousness.

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