October 21, 2013
Dogs may not be tethered to a stationary object.
Sec. 90.24 Tethering of dogs prohibited.
It shall be unlawful to tether a dog to a tree, fence, post, dog house, or other stationary object. For purposes of this section, “tethering” means to tie or fasten a dog to a rope, chain, or other line for restraining a dog outdoors. The term does not mean to restrain a dog on an attended leash.
Sec. 90.25 Proper restraint of unattended dogs.
It shall be unlawful to keep any dog on private property unless it is retrained by a fence (including a wooden, metal, or electronic fence) or other such enclosure that is at least 50 square feet per dog and of sufficient height, weight, durability, strength, or other physical property to prevent the dog from escaping, unless the dog is restrained with a leash by a person of sufficient age and physical size or ability to restrain the animal. Dogs may be temporarily confined in an outdoor kennel for a reasonable period of time.