there is a leash law. that it was her fault is beyond question. im actually surprised the dog wasnt killed by oncoming traffic going the other direction, which it had to cross before getting to me. on my way home from the hospital, a car driven by an old man made a left turn and we both had to skid to a halt as he was about to smash into me head on. i had the right of way. he wasnt signaling. wtf?