March 1, 2014
Dogs may not be chained for longer than six hours within a 24-hour period or for extended periods of time when temperatures are below 32 degrees or above 90 degrees. Animals younger than 6 months may not be left outside for an extended period.
§ 97-92. Chaining or tethering of dogs
A. Dogs must be able to move freely when chained or tethered and shall be so confined for a period no greater than six hours within a twenty-four hour period. The size of the tether or chain must be a minimum of 15 linear feet and shall remain tangle free. Dogs must be equipped with properly fitted harness or buckle-type collars. The tether or chain shall be constructed of lightweight cable. A doghouse shall be accessible to dogs that are chained or tethered.
B. No animal shall remain outdoors, tethered, untethered or penned in temperatures below 32° F. or above 90° F. for extended periods.
C. In no instance shall an animal less than six months old be left outside for an extended period of time.