Canandaigua, New York

April 5, 2018

This ordinance prohibits the tethering of dogs for more than 8 hours in any 24-hour period and only allows tethering if certain conditions are met.

§ 253-14 Restrictions

H. Tethering of dogs. It is prohibited to restrain a dog or puppy by a chain or tether for more than eight hours in a twenty-four-hour period.

(1) Any tethering system employed shall not allow the dog or puppy to leave the owner’s property.

(2) Any tethered animal shall be arranged so that the tethering device cannot become tangled around trees, poles or other obstacles nor prevent the access to shade, food, water and shelter.

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