Greenville Co. restricts tethering of dogs

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GREENVILLE Co., SC (WSPA) – Greenville Co. has unanimously passed a new ordinance that restricts tethering of dogs, according to Councilperson Butch Kirven.

The ordinance states:

The tether must be connected to the dog by a buckle-type collar or body harness made of nylon, leather or other durable and non-metallic material and must be properly fitted so as to not cause injury to the dog or embed in the dog’s neck. Only one dog may be attached to each running line, pulley or trolley system so as to prevent injury, strangulation, or entanglement.

Puppies under 3 months old can’t be tethered.

Also in an amendment:

Change the running line/trolley area to a linear distance in Subsection (c) (10) tether a dog or dogs except when: (a) tethered pursuant to requirements of park, camping or recreational areas; or (b) tethered while engaged in lawful hunting activities; or (c) tethered to a running line, pulley or trolley system elevated no higher than seven (7) feet off the ground, in a manner that allows the tether to move freely along the length of the running line which must be at least twenty (20) feet in length between the two (2) trolley stop points

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