- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) - The Jefferson County Commission is considering placing restrictions on tethering dogs outdoors.

The Journal (https://bit.ly/1G0aNCI) reports that a proposed ordinance would prohibit keeping a dog tethered for more than 16 consecutive hours in a 24-hour period. The proposal also defines requirements for space, food, water, shelter and shade.

Violators of the ordinance would face a fine of up to $100 for each violation.

County administrator Stephanie Grove says Jefferson County Animal Control officers would enforce the ordinance.

A public hearing on the proposal will be held Thursday at the commission’s meeting.

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Information from: The Journal, https://journal-news.net/

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