New York City Council enacts new anti-tethering regulations

Slowly but surely, communities around the country are enacting regulations against the tethering of dogs. On Tuesday, the New York City Council joined the movement. The new regulations would outlaw tethering a dog for more than three consecutive hours over any 12-hour span.

The vote was 41-7 on the council and Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to sign the measure into law. The council also approved higher fees to registered dogs that are not spayed or neutered.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. A huge step in the right direction. As an advocate against 24/7 tethering, I’m proud of New York City for stepping up and setting an example for all communities. If NYC can do it, all cities and states can. Woot!!

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  2. Posted by Noreen Marshall on January 20, 2011 at 10:50 am

    It’s about time – NYC should be praised, now all other cities need to do the same.

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  3. A law is only as good as the enforcement and in NYC, it is basically non existant. Working dogs are chained anywhere from 15 to 24 hours daily. Visit Spay Neuter Intervention Project (SNIP) on Facebook.

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