Taos, New Mexico


Fixed point tethering is prohibited for more than two hours in any 24-hour period, and the use of a trolley system is prohibited for more than 9 hours in any 24-hour period.

Section 2-2 Housing and Restraint Standards for Animals Kept on Residential Property

(E) Outdoor – Secure Fence

3) Chaining of Companion Animals, when not accompanied by a Person.

i. Chaining is prohibited as a means of outdoor confinement for more than two (2) hours during any 24 hour period.

ii. The Chain must be affixed to the Companion Animal by the use of a non-abrasive, well-fitted harness.

iii. The Chain must be of an appropriate length and weight so the Companion Animal can easily sit, walk, and lie down using natural motions.

iv. The Chain must be unobstructed by objects that may cause the Chain or the Companion Animal to become entangled.

v. The Chain shall have a swivel on both ends.

(4) Trolley. Trolleys shall be used for no longer than nine (9) hours in a 24 hour period.

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