October 5, 2015
Tethering is limited to a “reasonable amount of time.”
Section 3. ANIMAL CONTROL
- Animals Out of Control
- Tethering dogs
- It shall be unlawful to tether a dog(s) as a regular method of keeping the dog(s) on the owner’s property.
- Owners may tether a dog(s) for a reasonable period of time to allow for waste elimination.
- Owners may tether a dog(s) on a runner for a reasonable period of time that allows the dog(s) to exercise.
- The provisions of paragraphs (b) and (c) above notwithstanding, it shall be unlawful for a dog to be tethered twenty-four (24) hours a day.
- Owners may only tether their dog(s) for reasons other than those set out in paragraphs (b) and (c) or for extended periods in emergency situations or under extreme extenuating circumstances. Owners should be prepared to explain to Animal Control Officers what circumstances existed that required them to tether their dog(s).