Leading from the Left

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Independent Weekly Article

A while back I posted on the efforts in Orange County to get a new anti-tethering ordinance for dogs. The concern, of course, is that some owners keep their dogs on tethers 24/7 causing emotional and sometimes physical harm to the animals. Several counties in North Carolina have already passed ordinances stronger than what we have in place here in Orange County.

In January, the BOCC set up a subcommittee of the Animal Services Advisory Board to review options for tethering ordinances and to make a recommendation. That committee is about halfway through our work plan, and we're hoping to wrap up on May.

In the meantime, the IndyWeek published a very interesting article today. I thought you might be interested.