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(A) Animals shall not be tethered by any rope, chain, cord, or other tying device directly attached to the animal's neck.
(B) Animals restrained by tethering must wear a properly fitted leather or nylon collar or harness which does not employ a choker mechanism.
(1) The proper use of choker collars in the training of an animal is permitted.
(C) The tethering device shall be attached to the Animal's collar or harness and shall be at least six feet in length without being tangled.
(D) The tether shall have a swivel device on the anchor and collar end to prevent tangling of the animal.
(E) No person shall tether a dog weighing less than 60 pounds using a collar exceeding one and one-half inches in width, or a dog 60 pounds or over using a collar exceeding two inches in width.
(F) An animal that is tethered must have unrestricted access to adequate shelter at all times.
(G) A person shall not tether an animal with a chain or any other tying device that weighs more than one-eighth of the animal’s body weight.
(H) A person shall not tether an animal in a manner that allows the animal to leave the person's property.
(I) A person shall not tether an animal in a manner where the animal is able to become tangled.
(J) A person shall not attach a tether to a motorized vehicle such as an automobile, truck, or motorcycle.
(K) No person shall use a collar or harness which has been altered, modified or fashioned to hold weights or other mechanisms to create additional weight.
(L) Prohibited tethering. No person shall:
(1) Tether an animal(s) between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.; or
(2) Tether an unsterilized animal(s) for any period of time; or
(3) Tether or confine an animal(s) in or about an unoccupied structure or property for any purpose unless the animal(s) is continuously monitored by an adult who is physically on site throughout the period of tethering or confinement; or
(4) Tether an animal(s) under six months of age;
(5) Tether more than three animals simultaneously at the same location;
(6) Tether more than one animal in a manner that permits physical contact between the tethered animals; or
(7) Tether animals within three feet of another person's property, public thoroughfare, or right-of-way.
(M) Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal's work or the individual's disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls. A person can be asked to remove their service animal from a premises if the dog is out of control and the handler does not take effective action to control it or the dog is not housebroken.
(Ord. G-23-18, passed 9-25-18) Penalty, see § 91.999