City Council passing an ordinance last night that makes it punishable by fines and jail time to leave a dog tethered for more than one hour in a 24-hour span. The ordinance passed 7-0, with Councilwomen Delores L. McQuinn and Ellen F. Robertson abstaining. [via]
From the RTD article:
Both said they were concerned about the potential consequences of moving too fast to crack down on people who chain or tether their dogs outside.
McQuinn worried about an 80-year-old East End resident who keeps a dog for security but can’t afford to fence her backyard. “What happens to her now?” asked the councilwoman, who represents the 7th District.