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Q: How do you outlaw tie up dogs?

December 26, 2008 | By Scott T. | 8 answers | Expired: 2168 days ago

Scott T.

I would like to get an ordinance passed that outlaws chaining or tieing your animals up outside. Most of these animals are not taken care of and if they are tied they cannot get food or water if the are not given it. I would like to see these outlawed. IF you have to tie your dog up you obviously do not need an animal. They deserve better. How do I go about making this a city ordinance?

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Anonymous

Dec 27, 2008

I agree with the concept of a time limit, although that would be hard to enforce. Not that they will be able to enforce any law like that what with services being cut daily. See lots of collateral fallout from these last eight years! Like another poster I have tied my dogs out for a short time so they could get fresh air when the house I lived in did not have a fenced yard. I used a swivel running line arrangement mounted several feet off of the ground on tree trunks so they wouldn't get tangled and had a length to run. Perhaps that could be allowable. And the normal cruelty laws already in place for shelter, water and food could kick in for other issues. Not everybody lives where it is safe to let their dogs run free, or can afford to fence a yard.

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Gayle C.
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Dec 27, 2008

Ordinances such as these are handled through the city or county council. It's often easy to create the ordinance, but just try getting it enforced. That is another matter entirely.

I personally think that a run is a better solution than tying up a dog.

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Sandy S.
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Dec 26, 2008

Don't reinvent the wheel! Talk to somebody who has successfully gotten anti-tethering regulations passed in a city preferably in your state. Also, a great source of information is www.dogsdeservebetter.org.

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