December 2, 2019
Sec. 14-12. Mistreatment of animals prohibited.
(3) b. Prohibition Against Tethering of Dogs. It shall be unlawful to tether an unattended dog outdoors, including hunting dogs. When on the property of the dog owner, dogs may run loose when attended by a responsible person who can control the dogs either by voice commands or by a leash. When on the property of the dog owner, dogs may run unattended if kept in a penned area, secured enclosure or an area surrounded by an effectively operating electronic fence. The prohibition regarding when or where dogs may run loose shall not apply to hunting dogs when they are being used for lawful hunting purposes. For the first six months following the effective date of this subsection, only warning citations shall be issued for violations.