Good Day Good Dog - Sancho!
LUBBOCK, Texas (KJTV) -
Sancho is a 2 year old male Pit Bull/Mix, who has been with us for 44 days. He is a sweetheart and likes to pose for the camera. He is up to date on all his shots, fixed, and microchipped.
LAS: 3323 SE Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79404 (806) 775-2700
Tethering information mentioned during the newscast:
Lubbock has one of the strongest tethering ordinances in the state. To properly tether your pet, follow these rules:
Sec. 4.04.004 Tethering dogs and other animals
It shall be unlawful for any person to tie or tether a dog or other animal to a stationary object for a period of time or in a location so as to create an unhealthy situation for the animal or a potentially dangerous situation for a pedestrian as determined by the city enforcement agent. The terms “unhealthy situation” and “potentially dangerous situation” shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(1) To tether any animal in such a manner as to permit the animal access upon any public right-of-way;
(2) To tether any animal in such a manner as to cause the animal injury or pain or not to permit the animal to reach shelter, food and/or water or otherwise create an unsafe or unhealthy situation;
(3) To tether any animal in such a manner as to permit the animal to leave the owner’s property;
(4) To tether any animal in an area that is not properly fenced so as to prevent any person or child from entering the area occupied by said animal;
(5) To tether any pet animal in a manner whereby the animal is subject to harassment, stings or bites from outdoor insects, or attacks by other animals;
(6) To tether any pet animal with a tether that is less than ten (10) feet in length;
(7) To tether any animal with a tether that is not equipped with swivel ends;
(8) To tether any animal in such a manner that does not prevent the animal from becoming entangled with any obstruction, from partially or totally jumping any fence, or from leaving part of its owner’s property;
(9) To fail to remove waste from the tethered area on a daily basis;
(10) To tether any animal without using a properly fitted collar or harness;
(11) To use choke-type collars to tether any animal; or
(12) To use a tether that weighs more than one-fifth (1/5) of the animal’s body weight.
(13) Any other act of tethering that is not in compliance with the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) chapter 821, subchapter D, unlawful restraint of dog, section 821.076 and 821.077.
(1983 Code, sec. 4-7; Ordinance 2006-O0025, sec. 1, adopted 3/8/2006; Ordinance 2013-O0008, sec. 1, adopted 2/14/2013)
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