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Does the Town of Needham have a leash law?
Yes. The Town of Needham has a strickly enforced leash law as well as a pooper scooper law. There are many parks and wooded areas to walk your pet. Your dog must remain leashed while on the public property at all times. We are seeing a huge increase of dog bites in town. Many of them happen while the dog is running at large. Animal Control will issue a citation for unleashed dogs as well as not picking up after your dog.

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1. What is considered an animal emergency?
2. Does the Town of Needham have a leash law?
3. I found a baby racoon. Can I keep it?
4. There is a dead bird in my yard, does it need to be tested for the West Nile Virus?
5. Will Animal Control come and remove the dead animal from my yard?
6. What is a feral cat?