Hendersonville dog tethering ordinance amended to avoid animal cruelty

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From the city of Hendersonville

Press release

In July, Hendersonville City Council voted to adopt a new dog tethering ordinance (#15-0741). The ordinance is with respect to the tethering of domestic animals within the enforcement jurisdiction of the City of Hendersonville. The City Council has determined that the tethering of domestic animals constitutes in many cases animal cruelty, Section 10 -152, of the Hendersonville Code of Ordinances is hereby amended.

Councilman Ron Stephens stated, “The tethering of dogs is a quality of life issue for the animal and people who live around the tethered dog. We believe it is in the best interest of our residents to prohibit the long term tethering of dogs.”

For information regarding assistance with fencing please contact the Blue Ridge Humane Society at (828)692-8374.

Visit: http:/www.cityofhendersonville.org/index.aspx?page=63 to review the new ordinance regarding the tethering of domestic animals in its entirety.

The ordinance will take effective January 1, 2016.

For more information contact the Police Department at 828-697-3025.

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