Baker, Louisiana


Dogs may not be tethered unattended for a period longer than one hour.

Sec. 4-201. – Definitions.

(8) Dogs on tethers; improper confinement:

a. The continuous maintenance of a dog on a chain, rope or other kind of tether is abnormally restrictive and stressful and often results in health and temperament problems. In most cases such longterm confinement will cause the dog to suffer unnecessarily.
b. However, tethering may be acceptable in cases where adequate daily socialization and exercise are allowed.
c. If a dog is confined on a tether, the tether shall be positioned to prevent tangling and hanging. The tethered dog shall wear a properly fitted harness or buckle-type collar. A properly installed and positioned running line is preferable to a stationary tether.
d. No other animals shall be tethered unless under the supervision of a custodian capable of handing the animal, and the animal is not a threat to [public] safety and health concerns.
e. Not withstanding any other provision of this section, it shall be unlawful to tether and leave or permit to be left a dog in any area for a period of time longer than one hour.

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