What is a tether?
A tether is used to confine a dog to its owner’s property and consists of plastic coated cable or chain attached to a permanent object.
Tethering as a practice is affixing your dog to the chain or cable device or a pulley runner system that will confine a dog on your property.
What is the most important thing to remember about the ordinance?
That while an ideal environment for your dog may be a fenced or sheltered area that offers him or her the opportunity to roam and play safely, if you must restrain your pet, following these regulations will protect a dog’s quality of life.
Additionally, it is easy and affordable to become compliant with the new rules.
When does this new ordinance take effect?
March 1st, 2011.
Is there a fine if I don't comply with the new ordinance?
Education is the first priority. Officers will educate you about the ordinance and how to come into compliance before issuing any civil citations. If you do not comply, the first citation is $50 dollars and will continue to escalate from there.
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