Vinton, Virginia

April 3, 2018

Dogs may not be tethered between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. or for more than three cumulative hours between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Dogs who are sick, injured, in estrus, or younger than 4 months may not be tethered.

Sec. 10-5. – Responsible animal care.         

(b) It shall be unlawful for any owner or harborer of a companion animal to tether the animal: (1) More than three cumulative hours during the day between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.; (2) At any time between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.; (3) At any time if the animal is sick, injured, or in heat; (4) At any time if the animal is four months of age or younger.

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