Dogs may not be tethered to a stationary object.
Sec. 7-18.1. Prohibition against the chaining or tethering of dogs and mandating that dog enclosures must provide one hundred fifty (150) square feet of space.
(a) Any person owning and or controlling dogs, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, licensed or unlicensed, shall not allow said animal to be tied or chained to any stationary object.
(b) No person shall at any time, fasten, chain, or tie any dog or cause such dog to be fastened, chained or tied while such dog is on the dog owner’s property, or on the property of the dog owner’s landlord, or on any property within the limits of the city.
(c) Any dog confined within a fenced yard must have an adequate space for exercise based on a dimension of at least one hundred fifty (150) square feet per dog. Provided, further that where dogs are kept or housed on property without a fenced yard, the owner of such dogs or person having custody of such dogs, shall provide an enclosure for such dogs meeting the one hundred fifty (150) square foot per dog dimensions. Such enclosure shall be constructed of chain link or similar type materials with all four (4) sides enclosed. The enclosure shall be of sufficient height to prevent the dog from escaping from such enclosure. The top of such enclosure shall be covered with material to provide the dog with shade and protection from the elements.
(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit owners or others walking dogs with a hand held leash.
(e) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit owners from allowing dogs to be attached to over head runs (i.e. leash or chain attached to an over head wire at least ten (10) feet long), that allows the dog to move unheeded.
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Oakland Park, Florida
July 6, 2006
This ordinance prohibits the tethering of cats, dogs who are under the age of 6 months, and any animal during periods of extreme weather or for longer than 15 minutes between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Any tethering of dogs during other times must meet certain conditions.
Section 4.23 Supervision and Confinement; Tethering.
A. It shall be unlawful for any person who owns or any person who is in charge or in control of any dog, cat or other animal to confine or tether that animal outdoors during periods of extreme weather or when a hurricane warning has been issued.
B. It shall be unlawful for any person who owns or any person who is in charge or in control of any dog, cat or other animal who confines that animal outdoors on private property to fail to provide the animal with:
6. a tether in lieu of a fenced yard which may be employed subject to the following regulations:
a. It shall be unlawful for any person who owns or any person who is in charge or in control of any dog that is under the age of six months to tie, chain, or otherwise tether
b. outdoors a dog that is under the age of six months. It shall be unlawful for any person who owns or any person who is in charge or in control of any cat to tie, chain or otherwise tether outdoor a cat.
c. It shall be unlawful for any person who owns or any person who is in charge or in control of any dog that is over the age of six months to tie, chain or otherwise tether outdoors a dog between the hours of 10:00 am and 5:00 pm except that a dog of any age may be temporarily tethered, tied or chained outdoors for a total time period not exceeding fifteen minutes. At other times, it is permitted to tie, chain or otherwise tether outdoors a dog that is over the age of six months if the dog is harnessed by a properly fitting body harness that is fastened to either
i. a tether that is at least ten feet long and that is free from entanglement and that allows the dog to move unheeded;
ii. an overhead run, which is at least ten feet long to which the dog’s body harness is attached by a leash or chain that allows the dog to move unheeded.
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Orange County, Florida
July 12, 2005
This ordinance prohibits the chaining of dogs between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and during periods of extreme weather. Tethering is allowed during other times only under certain conditions.
Section 5-29. Definitions.
Restraining Device shall mean a chain, cord, or cable, with a minimum length of ten feet, used to confine an animal on an owner’s property. This device must provide for humane, unrestrained range of movement for the animal to insure that the animal is not exposed to hazard or injury and shall not prevent the animal from having food, water, shelter, adequate ventilation, protection from the elements or other care generally considered to be normal and usual. This device shall be proportional in size, weigh no more than 1/8 of the dog or puppy’s body weight, and designed for use with the specific breed of animal with an appropriate collar. These devices shall not be used to confine a dog on an owner’s property between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, 365 days a year and during times of extreme weather, e.g., hurricanes, below freezing conditions.
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