City approves law banning long tethering of dogs

(AP) - The New York City Council has approved a billmaking it illegal for dogs to be tethered outside for more thanthree hours in a

NEW YORK - (AP) - The New York City Council has approved a billmaking it illegal for dogs to be tethered outside for more thanthree hours in a 12-hour period.

The Council voted 41-7 on Tuesday in favor of the measure.First-time violators will be given a written warning or a fine ofup to $250 if the animal is injured. Repeat offenders could befined $500 and get up to three months in jail.

The lawmakers also approved a bill that raises license fees fordogs that haven't been neutered from $11.50 to $34.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Catch 1 LI Winter: Theaters add extra shows for winter break
An 18-year-old boy who was shot and killed 2 Teen ID'd in fatal police-involved shooting
Nassau Police say they arrested a 23-year-old man 3 Police: Uber driver beaten unconscious by passenger
Mark Wahlberg was in Port Jefferson Station Sunday 4 Mark Wahlberg visits Wahlburgers restaurant in Port Jefferson
A Park Slope gym is offering donation-based women's 5 Gym offers donation-based women's self-defense class

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE