Leavenworth, Kansas Limits Teathering

Way to go Leavenworth! Dog Channel reports that city government has responded to citizen concern over dog welfare by limiting the length of time a...

Joy  |  May 1st 2006


Way to go Leavenworth! Dog Channel reports that city government has responded to citizen concern over dog welfare by limiting the length of time a dog may be chained outside.

The city commission in Leavenworth, Kan., has given preliminary approval to creating an ordinance changing how dogs are cared for, including limiting the time a dog is tied or chained up daily.

According to the proposal, dogs could be tethered or staked for no more than two hours at a time, with untethered intervals of no less than three hours, for no more than six hours total daily.

The impetus for the legislation was residents concerns about neglected dogs.

Currently, no ordinance in the city specifically limits the time a dog is staked or tethered, and some dogs in the city are on chains or tether lines for prolonged periods of time. Commissioners agreed that constant tethering is not only animal neglect, but also creates a danger for people, especially children.

Could someone please share this legislation with most of the rest of US cities and towns?