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Leash law: Does your pet need to be on a leash in the City of Henderson when off your property?

Per Henderson Municipal Code 7.08.020, Permitting animals to run at large is unlawful. This includes cats. The only public location where you may allow your dog to be off leash is in any of the designated "dog parks" located around the city.

Remote controlled electronic devices, leashes that are longer than 6 feet and/or a leash attached to your dog but not in your hand under your effective control does not qualify as a leashed pet. To be sure that everyone can safely enjoy the neighborhood, park, and trails you must leash your pet. Remember your dog may be friendly, obedient and stay right with you, but the other dog may not.