Forsyth County votes to limit tethering
It’s not the outright ban some were hoping for, but the Forsyth County Commissioners last night approved limiting the practice of chaining or tethering dogs.
The board, by a 4-3 vote, approved an amendment to the North Carolina county’s animal-control ordinance that will make it illegal to tether a dog in such a way as to harm the animal.
The limits won’t go into effect for two years, to allow for a period of public education, the Winston-Salem Journal reported.
The county’s animal-control advisory board had recommended a total ban on tethering.
Once the two-year grace period is over, it will be illegal to tether dogs in such a way that puts them at risk of choking or other injury, or if it causes the dog to behave neurotically or aggressively.
Posted by jwoestendiek August 30th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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