Bristol, Tennessee

January 7, 2020

No dog shall be tethered between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., with exceptions.

Sec. 10-46. – Tethering of dogs.

(c) (1) Beginning July 1, 2020, no dog shall be tethered between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., unless the owner of the dog has obtained a permit from the City Manager that allows tethering between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

(2) Such a permit may be issued

(i) to an owner who demonstrates a need for the permit based on their current work schedule. This permit will designate a specific eight-hour period in each twenty-four hour day when the dog owner is unable to tether the dog.

(ii) to an owner of sporting or hunting dogs, actually used (or intended to be used) to hunt game under a valid hunting license during the then present year or the year previous, when training or hardening toward such activity requires that the dogs be kept outside during the hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

(3) The City Manager is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations necessary to make effective the provisions of this section.

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