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File #: 2017-2198    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 12/1/2017 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: 12/5/2017 Final action: 12/19/2017
Enactment date: 12/19/2017 Enactment #: 60
Effective date: 12/28/2017    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the City of Pittsburgh Code, Title Six ("Conduct"), Article III ("Dogs and Cats") by amending Chapter 633.23 with respect to keeping dogs, whether or not tethered, outdoors in extreme weather.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 06 - CONDUCT
Attachments: 1. Summary 2017-2198.docx
Title
Ordinance amending and supplementing the City of Pittsburgh Code, Title Six ("Conduct"), Article III ("Dogs and Cats") by amending Chapter 633.23 with respect to keeping dogs, whether or not tethered, outdoors in extreme weather.

Body
WHEREAS, the City's Department of Public Safety seeks to amend and supplement the City of Pittsburgh Code in order to expand the restrictions for keeping dogs, tethered and untethered, outdoors in extreme weather.


The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1. City of Pittsburgh Code, Title Six ("Conduct"), Article III ("Dogs and Cats"), Chapter 633.23, is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:

? 633.23 - TETHERING OF DOGS; PROHIBITION OF KEEPING DOGS OUTDOORS IN EXTREME WEATHER.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to tether, fasten, chain, tie, restrain or cause an
unattended dog to be fastened, chained, tied or restrained to houses, trees, fences,
garages, stakes or other stationary or highly immobile objects by means of a rope, chain,
strap or other physical restraint for the purpose of confinement, except in circumstances
where all of the following requirements are satisfied:

(1) The tethering is not for a longer period of time than reasonably necessary for the
dog, owner or custodian to complete a temporary task that requires the dog to be physically restrained; and

(2) The tether is attached to the dog by a nonchoke-type collar and attached to the
stationary object by swivel anchors, latches, or similar devices in a manner which prevents the tether from becoming entangled around any object so as to limit the dog's freedom within the tethered area or to prevent the dog, or any of its appendages, from becoming entangled by the tether; and

(3) The tether must be of a type commonly used for the size of the dog involved and if the
tether is a chain, it may not be thicker than one-eighth ( 1/8 ) of an inch; and

(4) The tether shall be at least three (3)...

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