Wyomissing State Parks, particularly the Nolde Forest State Park are now requiring leashing of dogs in their state parks.

This is because of the number of dogs found in the said state parks.

Unfortunately, not all dogs mix well with others. Also, there are groundhogs running around that would make dogs go after it and create chaos around the parks. Groundhogs can attack dogs and this might not be safe for everyone especially the dog. Leashing of dogs is not only for the safety of the patrons and visitors but also for the dog and their owners.

Maintaining a safe environment for everybody is the top priority so everyone is advised that these state parks won’t allow dogs to walk with their owners unleashed.

Pennsylvania law is pretty straightforward: dogs are to be leashed and under control at all times. Dogs are considered personal property, and owners are responsible for damages caused by their dogs. The leash should be 6 feet long and radio control “leashes” don’t count.

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