March 5, 2007
Dogs may not be tethered for more than 10 hours total in a 24-hour period.
Sec. 4-42. – Limitation on tethering, tying or chaining dogs.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any owner to tie, chain or tether a dog to any fixed or stationary object, or any other object designed to confine and limit the movement of the dog, for a period in excess of ten (10) cumulative hours during any twenty-four-hour period. (b) Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor; provided that, upon a third conviction within one (1) year of any offense under this section, whether or not involving the same dog, the defendant shall be deemed guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor.