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On Wednesday, the Sarasota County Commission adopted a revised Animal Control ordinance that tightly restricts the chaining/tethering of dogs. The ordinance makes it unlawful to tether a dog outdoors unless a guardian is outside along with the dog. The vote was unanimous.

A growing number of cities and counties in Florida have enacted ordinances banning or restricting the tethering of dogs, including Collier, Escambia, Miami-Dade, Okaloosa, Orange and Palm Beach Counties.

Please send a quick thank you to the Sarasota County Commission for their vote in support of this excellent ordinance. Contact:

Commissioner Joe Barbetta
E-mail: jbarbett@scgov.net

Commissioner Nora Patterson
E-mail: npatters@scgov.net

Commissioner Carolyn Mason
E-mail: cmason@scgov.net

Commissioner Shannon Staub
E-mail: sstaub@scgov.net

Commissioner Jon Thaxton
E-mail: jthaxton@scgov.net

One Response to “Sarasota County jumps on the anti-chaining bandwagon”

  1. on 18 Sep 2010 at 3:04 am Caroline Richardson

    Thanks so much! Chaining dogs puts the dogs at the threat of hanging themselves in some backyards but also makes the dogs bark and beg more to be free! Its not fair to the dog or the neighborhood!!

    Thanks again,

    Caroline Richardson

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