Spartanburg, South Carolina

April 9, 2018

Dogs may be tethered by a trolley system in the presence of a competent adult but not for more than two hours in any continuous 12-hour period.

Sec. 4-26. Restraining Animals

(a) Animals may be restrained as follows:

(1) Cable Trolley Systems –
To utilize a cable trolley system, the primary trolley runner line must be at least ten (10) feet in length between the two pulley stop points. The secondary line shall attach to the animal’s properly fitting metal buckle-style collar or harness made of nylon or leather, no less than one inch in width and one inch or greater in diameter than the animal’s neck or torso. It shall have a rolling trolley, which is freely moveable a distance of at least ten (10) feet on the primary trolley line with a spring/shock absorber attachment and swivels at both ends.

The trolley system shall allow the animal unrestricted body movement and utilization of the entire area designated by the trolley system. The trolley system must also allow the animal free access to food, water and adequate shelter.

The trolley system must be of appropriate configuration to prevent escape of the animal, entanglement with other objects, and confine the animal to the owner’s property. The primary trolley line shall be used to restrain only one animal at a time.

No person shall restrain an animal outside of the range of a competent adult, also outside with the animal nor, in any case, by use of the Cable Trolley System for more than two hours in any continuous 12-hour period. The tether is connected to the animal with a buckle type collar or a body harness made of nylon or leather; is not less than one inch in width and is one inch greater in diameter than the animal’s neck or torso. The animal must be in visual range of the responsible party and the responsible party must be outside with the animal.

(2) Pens or Secure Enclosures
To utilize a pen or secure enclosure, the enclosure must be at least 100 square feet. A dog over eighty (80) pounds must be provided with an additional fifty (50) square feet. For each additional dog inside the enclosure, fifty (50) square feet of space for exercise must be added per dog.

(b) All collars used to restrain an animal must be made of nylon, leather, or other durable material, and must be fitted so as to not cause injury to the animal or embed itself in the animal’s neck. The use of chain, choke, pronged or pinch type collars as a primary collar is prohibited.

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