Meeting held on proposed tether law in Ossining

<p>A meeting was held in Ossining Wednesday on a proposed anti-tethering law.</p>

News 12 Staff

Sep 6, 2018, 2:18 AM

Updated 2,147 days ago

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A meeting was held in Ossining Wednesday on a proposed anti-tethering law.
Residents pushed for a strong tether law after a dog had been left outside for nearly 24 hours a day in extreme heat and cold. 
The tether law, proposed by the Cat Squad Rescue in July, states that dogs cannot be tethered when there's a warning issued by the National Weather Service. When a dog is tethered, it must also have access to food and water and must be provided with a shelter appropriate for its breed.
Animal advocates said they're concerned this law doesn't go far enough. 
The proposal says a dog can be tethered for up to 12 hours. The advocates said they would like to see that number dropped to one to two hours in a 12-hour period, with the owner present while tethered.
News 12 reached out to Mayor Victoria Gearity, who was at the meeting, for comment but did not hear back.


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