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(A) As used in this section, the term “restraint” means a chain, rope, tether, leash, cable, cord, or other device that attaches an animal to a stationary object or a trolley system.
(B) All restraints must terminate at both ends with properly functioning swivels.
(C) No animal may be restrained by means of a restraint that:
(1) Enables the animal to gain access to a street or public right-of-way;
(2) Can become tangled around any fixed object;
(3) Is in an unsafe condition;
(4) Is reasonably likely to cause strangulation or injury to the animal;
(5) Is reasonably likely to subject the animal to harassment, stings or bites by insects or rodents, or attacks by other animals; or
(6) Prevents the animal from having ready access to adequate shade, food, water and shelter.
(D) An owner or other person keeping a dog shall not restrain or allow the restraint of the dog outside and unattended by means of an unreasonable restraint. For purposes of this section, a restraint is unreasonable if the restraint:
(1) Is affixed to a collar that is pinch-type, prong-type, or choke type, or that is not otherwise sized to at least the circumference of the dog's neck plus one inch;
(2) Is shorter than the greater of five times the length of the dog, as measured from the tip of the dog’s nose to the base of the dog’s tail, or ten feet in length;
(3) Is affixed to an object more than seven feet above ground level;
(4) Weighs more than one-eighth of the dog’s weight, or is otherwise of such weight as to prevent the dog from moving about freely; or
(5) Is used during extreme weather conditions, including conditions in which:
(a) The actual or effective outdoor temperature is below 32º F.;
(b) A heat advisory has been issued by a local or state authority or jurisdiction; or
(c) A hurricane, tropical storm, or tornado warning has been issued for the city by the National Weather Service.
(Ord. 92-08, passed 4-23-92; Am. Ord. 2009-3, passed 1-27-09) Penalty, see § 10.99