Moundsville, West Virginia

November 5, 2008

Animals may not be tethered in freezing or hot temperatures, to a stationary object, between nightfall and 6 a.m., or within 500 feet of a school. Animals under 6 months of age and animals who are sick or injured may not be tethered.

(a) No person who is a caretaker or owner of a dog or cat shall intentionally let it run loose or fail to keep it restrained to the property of the owner or caretaker.
(b) No person shall tether, chain, tie, or confine an animal outside under any of the following conditions:
(1) When the outside temperature is equal to or greater than 85 degrees Fahrenheit or equal to or less than 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
(2) In such a manner as to cause injury, strangulation or entanglement of the dog on fences, trees or other man-made or natural obstacles.
(3) With a fixed point chain or to any stationary object.
(4) After dark and before 6 a.m.
(5) Within 500 feet of a school.
(6) That is under 6 months of age.
(7) That is sick or injured.

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