Anderson Township, Ohio

January 19, 2017

No dog shall be tethered between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. or in an area considered unsanitary or dangerous.

Resolution No. 17-0119-07 For the Control of Dogs in Anderson Township

SECTION 1.  This Board hereby determines it to be in the best interest of the Township and its residents to implement the following restrictions with respect to the control of dogs in the Township:

(b)  No person who confines or who is the owner, custodian or caretaker of a dog shall tether or permit a dog to be tethered by means of a rope, chain, cord or similar restraint from a fixed point to a dog’s collar or elsewhere on the dog, for the purpose of holding the dog in place, which in effect creates a fixed area in which the dog can move about, the radius of which is the length of the tether as follows:

i. Between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.; or

ii. In any area where there is an accumulation of feces or other waste, insect infestation, rodent infestation, foul odor, or another unsanitary or dangerous condition within the radius of the tether.

(c) No person shall use any of the following types of tethers for the dog:

i. A tether of less than ten (10) feet in length, or less than four times the length of the dog’s body from tip of nose to base of tail, whichever is greater;

ii. A tether the length of which allows the dog to cross the property line on which it is tethered;

iii. A tether that causes injury or pain to the dog because of the material of which it is made or because of the size or weight of the tether; a tether should not weigh more than one-eighth (1/8th) of a dog’s body weight.

(d) No person shall tether the dog by attaching the tether to the dog by means of a choke collar, pinch collar, or prong collar, as those collars are defined by the Humane Society of the United States.

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