Albuquerque, New Mexico

August 22, 2006

This ordinance prohibits the chaining of dogs for longer than one hour in a 24-hour period. Chains must be at least 12 feet long, weigh no more than one-eighth of the animal’s bodyweight, have swivels on both ends, and attach to a properly fitting harness.

(D) (3) Chaining, when not accompanied by a Person.
(a) Chaining is prohibited as a means of outdoor confinement for more than one hour during any twenty-four hour period.
(b) No Chain shall weigh more than 1/8 of the Animal’s weight.
(c) The Chain must be affixed to the Animal by the use of a non-abrasive, well-fitted harness.
(d) The Chain must be at least 12 feet long and fastened so the Animal can sit, walk, and lie down using natural motions.
(e) The Chain must be unobstructed by objects that may cause the Chain or the Animal to become entangled.
(f) The Chain shall have a swivel on both ends.
(g) The Chained Animal shall be surrounded by a barrier sufficient to protect the Chained Animal from At Large Animals. The barrier shall be sufficient to prevent children from accidentally coming into contact with the Chained Animal.

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