North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

July 15, 2019

Dogs may not be tethered unattended between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. or during extreme weather.

Sec. 4-5. Cruelty to or poisoning of animals . . .

(d) It shall be unlawful for any person to allow a dog to be tethered: (1) between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. or when no owner or keeper of the dog is present on the premises; (2) by a tether of less than ten feet in length, or less than four times the length of the dog’s body from tip of nose to base of tail, whichever is greater; (3) by a tether the length of which allows the dogs to cross the property line of the property on which it is tethered; (4) using a logging chain, tow chain, or other tether that causes injury or pain to the dog because of the material of which it is made or because of the size or weight of the tether; (5) by attaching the tether to the dog by a collar that is not properly fitted or by means of a choke chain collar, pinch collar, or prong collar; (6) in an area likely to cause injury or pain to the dog because of entanglement or because of surrounding structures.

(e) It shall be unlawful to leave a dog outside and unattended during extreme weather.

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