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Do New Hanover County leash laws apply to service dogs when just being walked by the owner?

Lydia Coutre
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New Hanover County leash laws do apply to service dogs.

“Being a service dog does not dismiss them from any local, county or state laws,” said Pat Hairston, program manager at Canines for Service. “They must follow all of those, so it does mean that a service dog is required to be leashed.”


Is there a state law banning dogs from businesses where no food handling occurs?

Are pet cats subject to the same animal control rules as dogs, or can they wander the neighborhood?

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