Does Denham Springs Louisiana Have a Dog Leash Law?

by: Sonja Bradley
A look at the City of Denham Springs, Parish of Livingston and State of Louisiana Laws regarding Dog Leash Laws.

Have you seen dogs roaming around town? Have you ever wondered if Denham Springs has a leash law? Well, I have the answer for you.

Yes, Denham Springs and the entire State of Louisiana is covered by the state leash law. Livingston Parish has adopted the State’s regulations.

Some dogs might be homeless, but many of the animals roaming around do have owners and should be adequately secured.

Louisiana’s Leash Law

Louisiana has enacted laws for the protection of its citizens against free-roaming animals. La. RS 3:2771 reads as follows:

Dogs not to run at large: No person shall suffer or permit any dog in his possession, or kept by him about his premises, to run at large on any unenclosed land, or trespass upon any enclosed or unenclosed lands of another.

La. R.S. 3:2771 makes it a violation of the law for a dog owner to allow his dog to go onto your property. An owner is responsible for all damages his animal causes to another person, his property, or animal.

La. R.S. 2652 is a specific statute directed at damages caused by a dog to another person’s livestock. It reads as follows:

  • 2652. Liability for injury to livestock caused by dog

Any owner, harborer, or possessor of any dog that kills, harasses, or wounds livestock shall be liable to the owner of the livestock for the damages sustained, to be recovered before any court of competent jurisdiction.

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Sonja Bradley J.D., Sonja received her undergraduate degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law. Sonja is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the 21st JDC Bar Association. She has 21 years of legal experience.