Cherokee County, South Carolina

August 19, 2019

No dog shall be tethered unless specific requirements are met. Dogs may be tethered by a running line or trolley system.

Sec. 4-11. Tethering of dogs.
It shall be unlawful for an animal owner to tether a dog except when:
(a) tethered pursuant to requirements of park, camping, or recreational areas; or
(b) tethered while engaged in lawful hunting activities; or
(c) tethered to a running line elevated no higher than seven feet off the ground, in a manner that allows the tether to move freely along the length of the running line which must be at least twenty feet in length between the two stop points. The tether must be connected to the dog by a buckle type collar or body harness made of nylon, leather or other durable and non-metallic material and must be properly fitted so as to not cause injury to the dog or embed in the dog’s neck. Only one dog may be attached to each running line, pulley, or trolley system so as to prevent injury, strangulation, or entanglement. Furthermore, the tethering system must allow the dog full access to food, water, and shelter at all times. Dogs under six months of age shall not be connected to a tether or trolley system.

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