This Major City Just Passed A New Law Prohibiting Owners To Chain Their Dogs More Than 3 Hours

2/5/2017

Detroit, Michigan, has introduced a new bill that could make an incredible impact on dogs and dog owners all over the city.They will be regulating the tethering of animals, including the duration of time they can be chained up, the weight of the chain and shelter requirements.

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Source: C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc.

The movement towards this bill was started by organizations like C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc. and theMichigan Anti-Cruelty Society.This is following the rise in dog deaths and injuries in the area from violence or environmental causes.The new law would require owners to leave their dogs chained up for no longer than three hours a day. The weight of the chain can be no more than 10% of his body weight and must be at least three times his body length.

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Source: C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc.

He must also be given access to food and water and reasonable shelter from heat or cold.The chain must also be equipped with a swivel attachement and a buckle collar, which can detach in emergency situations.The Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society is offering owners free equipment to help get them in accordance with the new law.Watch more about the new law below:

Check out the tethering laws in your own state, here.

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