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NYC Fined for Failure to Post Dog Leash Signs

by Associated Press
Puppy Dog

parl, flickr

NYC leash laws were enforced, despite the lack of warning signs.

New York City's parks department has been fined $5,000 for failing to put up signs about leasing dogs in Riverside Park.

The Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court said Tuesday the agency ignored a 2004 court order to post the signs. They began putting them up in 2010.

The decision overturned a ruling by a state Supreme Court justice who said the city didn't have to pay a fine.
The leash law was enforced despite the lack of signs. Dog owners say they've paid fines for years because they didn't know it was illegal to have pets off a leash within five blocks of the park's dog runs.
The parks department said it didn't think a fine was warranted.



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