Escambia Changes Animal Tethering Laws
April 23, 2010
The Escambia County Commission Thursday night approved an ordinance amendment that would restrict how and when dogs can be tethered in the county.
The ordinance will require dogs to have a shelter large enough to stand up, turn around, lie down and stretch comfortably.
Tethering of animals over six months old will be allowed, if the ordinance is approved, if the animal is within eyesight of the owner and the tethering system is at least six feet long, below 1/16 the weight of the animal and fitted with a proper collar. The animal can not be tethered during extreme weather or while it is sick.
There are additional requirements set forth in the ordinance. To read the ordinance, click here.