Leavenworth, Kansas

June 13, 2006

This ordinance prohibits the tethering of dogs for more than two continuous hours or six total hours in any 24-hour period. A hiatus of three or more continuous hours must separate tethering sessions.

Sec. 18-44.  Restriction on dogs leashed or tethered on private property.
Any dog leashed, or otherwise tethered on private property shall be restricted from movement closer than ten feet to the property line of the premises or any public sidewalk or right-of-way, unless such dog is muzzled or fenced in.
No person shall continuously tether or stake a dog for more than two continuous hours, except that tethering or staking of the same dog may resume after a hiatus of three continuous hours, for up to six hours total time on a tether or stake per day.  Provided, that this provision shall not apply to businesses utilizing dogs for security during non-business hours.

Back to Search

Get PETA Updates

Stay up to date on the latest vegan trends and get breaking animal rights news delivered straight to your inbox!

By submitting this form, you’re acknowledging that you have read and agree to our privacy policy and agree to receive e-mails from us.

 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind