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Tying, staking, or tethering an animal shall be allowed only under the following conditions:
(A) Only 1 animal may be tethered to each cable run.
(B) The tether must be attached to a properly fitting collar or harness worn by the animal, with enough room between the collar and the animal’s throat through which 2 fingers may fit. Choke collars and pinch collars are prohibited for purposes of tethering an animal to a cable run.
(C) There must be a swivel on at least 1 end of the tether to minimize tangling of the tether.
(D) The tether and cable run must be of adequate size and strength to effectively restrain the animal and must not weigh more than 1/8 of the animal’s body weight.
(E) The cable run must be at least 15 feet in length and mounted to either a swivel tie-out or to a cable/trolley/pulley system.
(F) The length of the tether from the cable run to the animal’s collar shall allow access to the maximum available exercise area and shall allow continuous access to water, food, shelter, shade, and a dry area. The animal must be able to have room to urinate or defecate in a separate area from the area where it must eat, drink or lie down. The tether system must be of appropriate configuration to confine the animal to the owner’s property, to prevent the tether from extending over an object or an edge that could result in injury or strangulation of the animal, and to prevent the tether from becoming entangled with other objects or animals.
(G) Any animal tethered and subject to the restrictions as described in divisions (A) through (F) above, must be removed from the tether at least once a day for adequate exercise.
(Ord. O-15-802, passed 8-17-2015)