Anti-tethering law now in effect

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(Today it has been) a year since the “Anti-Tethering of Canines Ordinance” was adopted and passed unanimously by the Las Vegas City Council and so shall become effective. From this date on, it will be unlawful to tie a dog outside unless a number of conditions are met.

The first and most easily observed such condition being that a responsible party (person) be also outside and within sight of the dog. Other conditions include types and weight of tethers, weather conditions, and the age and health of the dog.  

The full text of the Ordinance can be found on the city’s website at www.lasvegasnm.gov/ord12-02_anti_tethering.pdf

Penalties for violation of the Anti-Tethering of Canines Ordinance are as follows: first offense, a warning with 10 days to correct; second offense, a $100 fine and 10 days to correct; third offense, a $250 fine; fourth and each subsequent offense, $500 fine and one count of animal cruelty ($500 fine and/or imprisonment for up to 60 days).
Citizens are urged to report violations to Animal Control at 426-3166.

We’ve waited a long year since this ordinance was passed and adopted — it’s time now to “Break the Chain.”

Ron Querry
Las Vegas