Florence, Alabama

October 20, 2015

No dog or cat may be tethered to a stationary object.

Sec. 4-78. – Tethering.
(a) No person shall, at any time, fasten, chain, or tie any dog and/or cat or cause such animal to be fastened, chained, or tied to a stationary object while such animal is within the city limits of Florence, Alabama.
(b) Enclosures for dogs must provide a minimum of one hundred (100) square feet for each dog weighing thirty (30) pounds or more and thirty-six (36) square feet for each dog weighing less than thirty (30) pounds. Neither the length nor the width of any enclosure one hundred (100) square feet or larger may be less than eight (8) feet. Neither the length nor the width of any enclosure smaller than one hundred (100) square feet may be less than six (6) feet.
(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit owners or others walking dogs with a hand held leash.

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