Omaha Suburb Considers Limits on Dog Tethering

By: The AP Email
By: The AP Email

The Bellevue City Council has scheduled a vote on whether it will put limits on dog tethering in the Omaha suburb.

The ordinance is set for consideration at Monday night's council meeting. It would not allow dogs to be tied up longer than 15 minutes outside without supervision by someone 19 or older. The penalty for a first violation would be a $100 fine and $250 for a second violation.

The ordinance is aimed at keeping dogs from being left out in the cold, heat or bad weather. The proposal is based on an ordinance in Omaha.

Councilwoman Carol Blood proposed the ordinance. She says police and animal control officers wouldn't be patrolling for violators, but they would investigate if complaints were made.

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