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Tethering Ordinance for Amarillo TX

Discussion in 'Dog Ordinances & Laws' started by fearlessknight, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. fearlessknight

    fearlessknight Good Dog

    .............In other business, commissioners were briefed on - and informally supported - a new ordinance banning the tethering of animals. The ordinance, which is more restrictive than state law, would prohibit any animals - dogs are the most cited example - from being tethered or chained up while not in the owner's direct physical presence.

    Assistant Director of Animal Control Shannon Barlow said many animals are found strangled by their own chains, but didn't have specific statistics.

    Barlow also said tethered animals are "psychologically damaged," and that by limiting tethering it will eventually lower the number of aggressive animals and animal attacks. Animal Control Director Mike McGee said residents likely will complain they can't afford dog runs, which can range from $150 to $300, or to repair fences to keep animals contained.

    He said commissioners should know the city's responsibility is the protection of the residents.

    The ordinance will go before the City Commission on April 22.
    http://www.amarillo.com/stories/041608/new_10117006.shtml
     
  2. bahamutt99

    bahamutt99 Stealth ninja

    In my experience, a dog kennel worth anything is quite a bit more than $150-300.
     
  3. fearlessknight

    fearlessknight Good Dog

    They are talking about dog runs on the price, not kennels.....I think!
     
  4. simms

    simms Good Dog

    They are talking about that run that you can get at tracter supply. It wont hold a bulldog or a dog that doesnt want to stay in it. This goes back to if you cant keep in what they suggest or behind a 4ft fence or in the house ......they dont want you to have it.
     
  5. bahamutt99

    bahamutt99 Stealth ninja

    Yeah, that's why I specified a dog kennel worth anything. I know you can get some prefab kits in a box that will slow a dog down on his way out. But the one time I built a kennel, plus top, plus secured to concrete, it was over $400 if I remember correctly. And it was only 6 x 12.
     

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