Yesterday, the Hillsborough County Commission unanimously approved a strong anti-tethering ordinance. When the law goes into effect in August, it will be illegal to tie up a dog outdoors unless a guardian is outside along with the dog.
Please thank the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners for their compassionate vote. Click here to send a note to commissioners.
We’ve written about tethering ordinances many times on this blog. The cruel chaining of dogs is something that Floridians, and their elected officials, care deeply about. Now that Hillsborough County has passed an ordinance, five of the top six most populous counties in Florida (Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Hillsborough, Orange and Pinellas) have ordinances restricting the cruel chaining/tethering of dogs. The only hold-out: Broward County.
Contact the Broward County Commission and urge commissioners to follow the lead of other counties in Florida and pass an ordinance to restrict the chaining of dogs. Let them know that continuous chaining is bad for dogs and can be dangerous for people as well.
Mayor John Rodstrom and Commissioners
Broward County Commission
Do you live in Broward County? Contact ARFF to get more involved in efforts to enact an anti-tethering ordinance.
ARFF continues to work in support of ordinances banning or restricting the chaining of dogs in other cities and counties in Florida. Next Tuesday, January 24, the City of Sunrise will vote on an ordinance restricting the chaining/tethering of dogs.