Meet Michael Künzel and his sweet nearly 16-year-old red longhair 'Dalia,' who hail from Mönchengladbach, Germany. They are in a bit of a bind with local authorities after Dalia's vet has stated that the deaf girl should not be using a leash due to her IVDD issues - any sort of strain could lead to acute paralysis. And even though Herr Künzel has a written certificate from his vet which explains the issue, he has racked up 700 € in fines, nearly 1,000 US Dollars for walking Dalia untethered.
After going to court twice to fight the fines, Künzel must pay in full or go to prison. "There are no exceptions to this law," the city has stated.
Read more (you may need to translate the link) at RP Online.