Park rangers want leash law loophole changed



SALEM, Ore. — Oregon park rangers say a loophole in the leash law is allowing some dog owners to let their pets run free.

Officials say there’s instances when a person is walking through a park with their dog running around and a park ranger will tell them to put their dog on a leash.

Then the person puts the leash on the dog and lets the animal run.

Rangers are asking for this to change next week when the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission meets.

They want to add language that specifies a person must maintain control of the animal.