Floyd County, Indiana

Only spayed or neutered dogs may be chained. These dogs may not be chained or tethered for more than 10 hours in any 24-hour period and never between sunset and sunrise. The chain may not weigh more than one-eighth of the animal’s bodyweight.

ss. A-O.00 Restraint.

2. For dogs and puppies, RESTRAINT shall mean restricted to the premises of the owner and confined in a secure enclosure as previously defined, or accompanied by the owner and under his/her direct control.

a) Any tethering system employed in place of a fence shall not allow the dog or puppy to leave the owner’s property. The chain or tether must not be made of rope, twine, cord or similar material that can easily be cut or chewed through. Any tethering system shall not be acceptable for any dog declared dangerous.

b) No chain or tether shall weigh more than 1/8 of the animals body weight.

c) Any chain or tether must be attached to a properly fitting collar or harness worn by the animal as defined in this ordinance. A chain, choke or pinch collar shall not be utilized for tethering purpose.

d) No dog shall be chained or tethered that has not been spayed or neutered.

e) Spayed or neutered dogs may not be chained or tethered for more than 10 continuous hours in any 24-hour period. Dogs may not be chained or tethered at all between sunset or sunrise.

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