September 17th, 2010 by admin
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
Commissioner Nora Patterson
Commissioner Carolyn Mason
Commissioner Shannon Staub
Commissioner Jon Thaxton