It Is Now Illegal to Leave Your Dog Chained Outside
IT'S ABOUT TIME:
WHAT DOES THIS ACTUALLY MEAN?
As reported by expressnews.comThe new law requires dogs to have protection from the elements and a shelter that allows them enough room to turn around and lie down fully. This is long overdue! To add, the dog must have a properly-fitted collar and can’t be restrained with a chain. The dog also can’t be restrained outside and unattended unless it has:
- PROPER SHELTER
- IS ABLE TO AVOID STANDING WATER AND ANIMAL WASTE
- AMPLE SHADE
- WATER FOR DRINKING
If found in violation of these new laws, the offender will be cited with a Class C misdemeanor. If the offense is repeated it will be upgraded to a Class B misdemeanor.
VERY FEW EXCEPTIONS:
If you are camping, shepherding livestock, or putting the dog in a truck bed, or tying them up while doing a “temporary task.”
You can read the new bill in its entirety by clicking here.
DOG PARK COMING TO VICTORIA:
Victoria Parks and Recreation has recently announced that one of our great parks will likely feature a dog park in the near future. You can read more about the Victoria Parks and Rec master plan by clicking here.
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