ANIMALS: A Leash for Rusty

In Denver (pop. 480,000 humans) people are divided: some like Denver's dogs (pop. 36,000) on the loose and some like them on leashes. Until recently, the city council avoided a leash law. This year, with 654 dogbites reported by May, the issue went on the ballot. No other civic problem worked up so much sentiment and spleen. "Dogs that are tied up and fenced continuously will become excited and grieved," warned grieved, excited Attorney Philip Rossman, the Denver dog's best friend. "On behalf of Rusty, my old Irish setter," the Denver Post's veteran Statehouse Reporter Bert Hanna wrote a misty-eyed...

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