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Wednesday September 3rd, 2014

Posted at 7:58pm

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Last week Windsor City Council passed a new by law that includes a ban on chaining or tethering an animal for more than four hours a day, as well as limitations on leaving a dog outside in extreme temperatures.

Melanie Coulter from the Windsor / Essex County Humane Society says that while tethering limits are common in the United States, the City of Windsor, and the Town of Essex which passed a similar by-law last year are among the first municipalities in Ontario to do so.

Councillor Hilary Payne, notes “This by-law not only makes the City of Windsor more humane, but also makes it safer because chained dogs are more likely to bite. We hope that other municipalities will follow our lead and implement similar measures in their communities.”

If you know of a dog who is being tied up for more than four hours a dog or left out in extreme temperatures you can call the Humane Society at 519-966-5751 or 311.

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