Roanoke, Virginia

June 5, 2017

No dog may be tethered between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. or for more than three cumulative hours during the day. Animals who are sick, injured, in heat, or younger than 4 months may not be tethered.

Sec. 6-29. – Tethering restrictions.
(a) Definition.
Tethering means a rope, chain, or the like, by which an animal is fastened to a fixed object so as to limit its range of movement.
(b) As authorized by section 3.2-6543, Code of Virginia (1950), as amended; a tethering restriction shall be enforced pursuant to section(s) 3.2-6587, Code of Virginia (1950), as amended. The animal wardens shall enforce this restriction regarding how dogs shall be tethered:
(1) No more than three (3) accumulative hours during the day between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
(2) No tethering shall be allowed between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
(3) No sick, injured, or animals in heat shall be tethered at any time.
(4) No animals under four (4) months old shall be tethered at any time.

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