This ordinance prohibits direct point chaining and provides restrictions on the use of trolley systems.
Sec. 10-30-31. Tethering of Dogs.
(b) It shall be the duty of every owner of a dog to ensure that the dog is securely and humanely enclosed within a proper enclosure as a means of primary restraint. Such enclosure must be securely locked at any time the dog is left unattended. When outside the proper enclosure but on the owner’s property, it shall be the duty of every owner of a dog to ensure that the dog is humanely secured by a leash or lead and under the control of a responsible and competent person; or off leash but under the direct control of a responsible and competent person who is physically present with the dog, provided that such dog is obedient to that person’s command.
(c) Any dog that is housed outside of its owner’s house shall be housed in a proper enclosure that complies with the provisions of this Code.
(d) Direct point chaining or tethering of a dog is prohibited.
(e) As a secondary means of restraint to a proper enclosure, a dog may be attached to a running cable line or trolley system providing that:
(1) Only one (1) dog may be attached to each running cable line or trolley system;
(2) Tethers and cables attaching the dog to the running cable line or trolley system must be made of a substance which cannot be chewed through by the dog and shall not weigh more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the body weight of the dog tethered;
(3) A running cable line or trolley system must have a swivel installed at each end and be attached to a stationary object that cannot be moved by the dog;
(4) The running cable line or trolley system must be at least ten (10) feet in length and positioned at sufficient distance from any other objects to prohibit the tangling of the cable / lead line; must not extend over an object or an edge that could result in injury of strangulation of the dog; and must be of sufficient distance from any fence so as to prohibit the dog from access to the fence; (5) The length of the lead line from the running cable line or trolley system to the dog’s harness should allow access to the maximum available exercise area and allow the animal free access to food, water, and shelter. In no event shall the length of the lead line allow for access to less than the square footage required within a proper enclosure as defined in subsection (a) above; or
(6) The lead line must be attached to a properly fitted harness not used for the display of a current rabies tag and other identification. Collars are prohibited for the purpose of securing a dog to a running cable line or trolley system.
(f) If an electronic animal confinement system is used to confine a dog, it shall provide a properly fitted and working signal device that will be worn by the dog to be enclosed