Tethering/Chaining

Clayton County, Georgia

August 17, 2010

Dogs may not be tethered to a stationary object. The use of trolley systems is allowed, but for no more than 12 hours in a 24-hour period and not between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Sec. 14-114. – Confinement of animals generally, vicious animals, etc.
(a) Confinement of dogs generally. An owner of a dog shall confine such dog:
(1) Within an adequate fence or enclosure of sufficient height and construction to prevent the dog from escaping by jumping, digging or any other means, provided such fence or enclosure shall be at least twice as high as the dog measured from the ground to the top of the dog’s head when standing on all paws but not more than six feet in height;
(2) Within a house, garage or other building, with adequate ventilation and fresh air to avoid over heating or cold;
(3) On a running cable line or trolley system and only one animal may be attached to each running cable or trolley system; no animal may be attached to a running cable line or trolley system for more than 12 hours in a 24-hour period. No animal may be attached to a running cable line or trolley system between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Dogs on running cables must have access to adequate shelter, food and water as required by section 14-166 of this Code;
(4) It shall be unlawful for the owner or person in control of a dog to restrain any dog by means of a tether, chain, cable, rope, leash, or cord which is attached to a fixed object or staked to the ground.

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