West Virginia: Mercer County Commission to Amend Leash Law – Next Hearing – October 10

On Tuesday, September 26, the Mercer County Commission met to hear a proposed leash law to protect its citizens and property.  As previously reported, the Sportsmen’s Alliance has zero problem with attempts to control dogs running at large in towns and cities, but this law is a “one-size-fits-all” that makes NO exemptions for hunting, training, herding, or any other activity where sportsmen utilize dogs off leash.

Thanks to your emails, the commission decided to amend the current proposed leash law and read it again at the next hearing on Tuesday, October 10. The amended version should be available on the County Commissions Facebook page prior to the hearing. If you are unable to attend the hearing, you can watch it on the Commission Facebook page, as well.

The Sportsmen’s Alliance will be monitoring this issue closely.  Please keep an eye on your email inbox for updates.

About the Sportsmen’s Alliance: The Sportsmen’s Alliance protects and defends America’s wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is responsible for public education, legal defense and research. Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs coordinated to provide the most complete defense capability possible. Stay connected to Sportsmen’s Alliance: Online, FacebookTwitter and Instagram.