Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana


An animal may not be tethered between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Unaltered dogs may not be left unattended while tethered.

Sec. 531-401. – General requirements for animal care and treatment.
(c) It shall be unlawful to tether any animal by use of a choke collar, or on any collar too small for the size and age of the animal, or by any rope, chain, or cord directly attached to the animal’s neck, or by a leash less than twelve (12) feet in length, or by any tether or leash without swivels on both ends, or of such unreasonable weight as to prevent the animal from moving about freely;

(d) It shall be unlawful for any animal to be tethered between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.; or to tether any un-sterilized dog for any period of time unless the dog is in visual range of a competent adult who is outside with the dog; or to tether or confine an animal at a vacant structure or premises for any purpose or time when it is not monitored by a competent adult who is present at the property for the duration of such tethering or confinement.


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