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Old 11-09-2017, 05:38 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Link: Ordinance - Chapter 6, Forsyth County Code

It seems pretty severe. One section:
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1. No person shall tether, fasten, chain, tie, or restrain a dog, or cause such restraining of a dog, to a tree, fence, post, dog house,
or other stationary object. During periods of tethering that are not unlawful under this subsection, any tethering device used shall be at
least ten feet in length and attached in such a manner as to prevent strangulation or other injury to the dog or entanglement with objects.
Cheech can (and often does) get caught around the root of bush out front.
According to this statement that seems to make it illegal to leave him out there on a long cable with water and shade.

Am I reading that wrong?
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Old 12-19-2017, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I'm not sure either, actually. Seems a bit strange to have such a strongly worded law about this. You'd think common sense would prevail and if your pet is safely tied to your home and has the appropriate stuff (shade, water, etc as you describe) that that would be ok. And if you see a pet that's tethered in appropriately (say, lacking shade, water, and freedom of movement) you'd be penalized. I suppose this "punish everything" approach could be effective, but there's got to be a smarter way to regulate this sort of stuff..
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Old 12-19-2017, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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Am I reading that wrong?
I don't think so. Most of the anti-tethering regulations that are being adopted in the region are quite strict by design.
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