A Georgia woman has been arrested on suspicion of violating a leash law by walking her dog around her house, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.
According to the AP, the woman, who cannot be identified for privacy reasons, allegedly broke the leash law after her dogs, who she says were dogs, barked at her.
She has been charged with animal cruelty, a misdemeanor.
Georgia law allows owners of animals to keep their pets outside of their own homes when they are “in public and not in a condition to be in physical contact with the public.”
According to a Georgia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DAACS) website, a person can be charged with the misdemeanor when they have their animal within 2,000 feet of the owner’s home.
The law can also be punished with a fine of up to $500 and/or up to one year in jail.
The dog owner is required to keep the dog on a leash.