January 8, 2018
No animal may be tethered for more than six hours total in a 24-hour period or for more than two consecutive hours. Animals must be provided with at least one hour off the tether between periods of tethering. No animal may be tethered between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., during a heat or cold advisory, or during a severe-weather warning.
Ordinance Number 2017-21
§ Tethering Animals
(a) No person shall tether an animal in any of the following circumstances:
(1.) For more than six (6) hours total in a twenty-four (24) hour period and not more than two (2) consecutive hours with no less than a one (1) hour period between tetherings;
(2.) Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.;
(3.) If a heat or cold advisory has been issued by a local or state authority or the National Weather Service;
(4.) If a severe weather warning has been issued by a local or state authority or the National Weather Service;
(5.) If the tether is less than twenty (20) feet in length;
(6.) If the tether allows the animal to touch the fence or cross the property line or cross onto public property;
(7.) If the tether is attached by means of a pinch-type, prong-type, or choke-type collar or if the collar is unsafe or is not properly fitted;
(8.) If the tether may cause injury or entanglement;
(9.) No person shall keep any animal in a place that is unsanitary, including any place where there is an accumulation of feces or other waste, or foul odor, or insect or rodent infestation.
(10.) If the tether is made of a material that is unsuitable for the animal’s size and weight or that causes any unnecessary discomfort to the animal;
(11.) If no owner or occupant is present at the premises.
(b) As used in this section, “tether” means a rope, chain, cord, dog-run or pulley, or similar restraint for holding an animal in place, allowing a radius in which it can move about.