- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - The Arlington City Council has adopted new restrictions on the tethering of animals amid community outcry over a dog frequently seen outside.

KCPQ-TV reports (https://goo.gl/9TIQtX ) that many in the community are up in arms about a black Labrador named Blaze who they believe is being mistreated. In response to the vehement outcry, the City Council adopted new restrictions on tethering Monday.

The city says Blaze’s owner is not breaking any laws.

The new laws include regulations on the size and length of the tether and the types of collars that can be used when a dog is tethered.

The law restricts the tethering of animals between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. and requires that the animal have access to clean water and shelter.

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Information from: KCPQ-TV, https://q13fox.com/

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