City considering dog tethering law, would bar choke collars

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A city in northeast Ohio is weighing a proposal to make it unlawful to tether dogs for more than 10 hours a day and bars using certain types of collars, including choke collars.

WEWS-TV reports ( ) the proposal didn’t receive enough votes to present to Elyria city council members. City leaders say it will be brought up again later.

Under the plan, pinch- and prong-type collars would be prohibited. Dog owners would not be allowed to tether their animals between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Owners would have to use a tether that doesn’t unreasonably restrict the dog’s movement, meaning it’s at least 20 feet or five times the length of the animal.

Offenders could face misdemeanor charges and fines.

Lorain is considering a similar law. Cleveland already has one.


Information from: WEWS-TV,

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