Hampton, Virginia

January 8, 2014

No companion animal may be tethered unless at a facility, entity, or activity inspected by and in good standing with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Sec. 5-80. – Tethering prohibited, exceptions.
It shall be unlawful to tether any companion animal whether or not the animal has been provided adequate space.
Any facility, entity or activity licensed and/or inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shall be exempt from the provisions of this section provided they are in good standing with the federal agency responsible for licensing or assurance of the facility or activity.
A violation of this section shall be punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor.

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