Ordinance would change Greenville dog tethering practices - FOX Carolina 21

Ordinance would change Greenville dog tethering practices

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Some changes may affect the way pet owners are allowed to tie up their animals in Greenville.

The Greenville City Council passed the first reading of a new tethering ordinance Monday night.

The ordinance would ban pet owners from chaining up more than one animal together as well as tethering an animal that is less than 6 months old.

But the most controversial part of the proposal is the requirement that owners supervise all animals while they are tethered.

"So you cannot tether an animal or your dog without you being there," said Jan Williams, who opposes the ordinance. "So what's the sense of tethering?"

"We did a lot of research to try and find that happy medium between an ordinance that would provide protection for animals but not be to erroneous for our citizens," said councilwoman Gaye Sprague.

One more vote is needed before the ordinance can go into effect, which is scheduled to happen at the city council meeting Monday.

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