Gramercy, Louisiana

October 8, 2007

This ordinance completely prohibits the chaining of dogs to stationary objects.

Sec. 10-98. – Prohibit of chaining.

To prohibit the chaining or tethering of dogs and mandating that dog enclosures must provide 100 square feet of space for dogs over six months of age.

(a) Any person owning and/or controlling dogs shall have them vaccinated, shall not allow said animal to be tied or chained to dog houses, and/or other stationery [sic] objects.

(b) No person shall, at any time, fasten, chain, or tie any dog or cause such dog to be fastened, chained or tied while such dog is on the dog owner’s property or on the property of the dog owner’s landlord, or on any property or on the property of the dog owner’s, or on any property within the corporate limits of the Town of Gramercy, Louisiana.

(c) Any dogs confined within a fenced yard must have an adequate space for exercise based on a dimension of at least 100 square feet per dog. Provided, further that where dogs are kept or housed on property without a fenced yard, the owner of such dogs or persons have custody of such dogs shall provide an enclosure for such dogs meeting the 100 square foot per dog dimension. Such enclosure shall be constructed of chain link or similar type materials with all four sides enclosed. The enclosure shall be sufficient height to prevent the dog from escaping from such enclosure.

(d) Nothing in this article shall be construed to prohibit owners or others walking dogs with a hand held leash.

(e) Nothing in this article shall be construed to prohibit owners from allowing dogs to be attached to over head runs. (i.e. leash or chain attached to an over head wire at least 10 feet long, that allows the dog to move unheeded.)

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