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Current Legislation on Tethering Dogs

The following states’ laws address chaining:

California
Connecticut
Delaware
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Nevada
Oregon
Rhode Island
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia

 

Chaining is prohibited in the following communities:

Fairhope, Alabama
Tucson, Arizona
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas
Maumelle, Arkansas
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Springdale, Arkansas
San Jose, California
Collier County, Florida
Hallandale Beach, Florida
Hillsborough County, Florida
Lee County, Florida
Lake County, Florida
Marion County, Florida
Miami, Florida
Miami-Dade County, Florida
Mount Dora, Florida
Okaloosa County, Florida
Palm Beach County, Florida
Pembroke Park, Florida
Pinellas County, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
Bainbridge, Georgia
Bibb County, Georgia
Blakely, Georgia
Chatham County, Georgia
DeKalb County, Georgia
Douglas County, Georgia
Fulton County, Georgia
Gwinnett County, Georgia
Houston County, Georgia
Macon, Georgia
Statham, Georgia
Terrell County, Georgia
Terre Haute, Indiana
Frankfort, Kentucky
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Hastings, Minnesota
Carthage, Missouri
Columbia, Missouri
Raytown, Missouri
Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Asheville, North Carolina
Cary, North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Clayton, North Carolina

Cumberland County, North Carolina
Davidson, North Carolina
Durham County, North Carolina
Enfield, North Carolina
Guilford County, North Carolina
New Hanover County, North Carolina
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Weldon County, North Carolina
Lawton, Oklahoma
Beaufort, South Carolina
Greer, South Carolina
York County, South Carolina
Arlington, Texas
Austin, Texas
Big Spring, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Electra, Texas
Galveston, Texas
Georgetown, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Irving, Texas
Live Oak, Texas
Mineola, Texas
Nassau Bay, Texas
Texas City, Texas
Wichita Falls, Texas
Hampton, Virginia
Suffolk, Virginia
Huntington, West Virginia Kanawha County, West Virginia

 

The following communities permit animals to be chained for a limited period of time:

Fort Smith, Arkansas
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Kern County, California
Los Angeles, California
San Bernardino, California
Sonoma County, California
Denver, Colorado
Smyrna, Delaware
Washington, D.C.
Alachua County, Florida
Coconut Creek, Florida
Dania Beach, Florida
Escambia County, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Leon County, Florida
Manatee County, Florida
Oakland Park, Florida
Orange County, Florida
Seminole, Florida
Seminole County, Florida
Wilton Manors, Florida
Bloomington, Indiana
Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana
Floyd County, Indiana
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Marion, Indiana
Waterloo, Iowa
Arkansas City, Kansas
Dodge City, Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
Leavenworth, Kansas
Overland Park, Kansas
Topeka, Kansas
Wellington, Kansas
Wichita, Kansas
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
New Orleans, Louisiana
Carroll County, Maryland
Frederick County, Maryland
Montgomery County, Maryland
Amherst, Massachusetts
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Easthampton, Massachusetts
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Milton, Massachusetts
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Battle Creek, Michigan
Trenton, Michigan
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Creve Coeur, Missouri
O’Fallon, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri
Bellevue, Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska
North Las Vegas, Nevada
Camden, New Jersey
Cape May, New Jersey
Lower Township, New Jersey
Ocean City, New Jersey
Sea Isle City, New Jersey
Upper Township, New Jersey
Wildwood, New Jersey
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Doña Ana County, New Mexico
Taos, New Mexico
Canandaigua, New York
New York City, New York
Burke County, North Carolina
Chatham County, North Carolina
Forsyth County, North Carolina
Laurinburg, North Carolina
Orange County, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Scotland County, North Carolina
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Dennison, Ohio
Lyndhurst, Ohio
Middletown, Ohio
North Royalton, Ohio
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Multnomah County, Oregon
Abington, Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania
Florence County, South Carolina
Greenville, South Carolina
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Montgomery County, Tennessee
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Abilene, Texas
Allen, Texas
Grand Prairie, Texas
Harris County, Texas
San Angelo, Texas
Richland Hills, Texas
Salt Lake County, Utah
Alexandria, Virginia
Arlington County, Virginia
Chesapeake, Virginia
Danville, Virginia
Norfolk, Virginia
Northampton County, Virginia
Portsmouth, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
Smithfield, Virginia
Staunton, Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia
Moundsville, West Virginia
Racine, Wisconsin

 

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