Council to vote on dog tethering rule

ANDERSON — The Anderson City Council plans to vote on an ordinance that would limit how and when dog owners can tether their pets, a rule that officials believe would help hundreds of dogs in the city.


The Independent-Mail of Anderson reported the ordinance is on Monday’s council agenda.


The ordinance still would prohibit people from keeping their dogs tethered outside for longer than two hours. Pet owners would also be required to provide fresh water and food, shelter and veterinary care for their dogs.


People who violate the ordinance could face fines of $1,000 or more.


City officials estimate between 300 and 400 dogs in the city live in poor conditions that would violate the proposed ordinance.