Greenville, Texas

November 25, 2008

No dog may be kept tethered.

Sec. 4.03.007     Tethering prohibited

(a)     It shall be unlawful for an owner or keeper of a dog to restrain the animal by means of a tether.

(b)     A violation of this section shall not occur when:

(1)     The animal is being restrained for veterinarian treatment, grooming, training or law enforcement activity.

(2)     The owner or keeper is in the physical presence of the animal.

(3)     The owner or keeper is walking the dog with a handheld leash.

(c)     Nothing in this section authorizes a dog’s owner or keeper to allow a dog to run at large or to fail to provide an appropriate restraint or enclosure as required by this article.

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