Petition Closed
Petitioning Chairman Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners and 6 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Chairman
Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners
Commisioner at Large
Trevor M. Fuller
Commisioner District-1
Karen Bentley
Commissioner - District 5
Matthew Ridenhour
Commissioner - District 3
George Dunlap
Commissioner - District 6
Bill James
Commissioner - District 4
Dumont Clarke

Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners: Ammend Leash Law to include e-collars as an approved device for dogs

Allowing people who spend time and energy training their dogs to enjoy them more freely will promote better dog ownership as well as make Charlotte into a truly dog-friendly city.

Current county leash laws accept electronic containment systems (ie Invisible fence) as an acceptable containment solution for dogs. We want this acceptance to expand to hand held electronic collars when people are with their dogs.

 


Letter to
Chairman Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners
Commisioner at Large Trevor M. Fuller
Commisioner District-1 Karen Bentley
and 4 others
Commissioner - District 5 Matthew Ridenhour
Commissioner - District 3 George Dunlap
Commissioner - District 6 Bill James
Commissioner - District 4 Dumont Clarke
We would like you to Amend the Mecklenburg County Leash Law to include e-collars as an approved device for dogs. We do not suggest getting rid of leash laws, but simply adding the electronic collars to the current leash laws in existence.

Just to our South, York County has the following as their leash law without any significant safety problems: York County requires all animals to be either fenced in, on a leash, or under the control of their owners at all times when outside.

One simple benefit of this amendment is dogs can freely swim in surrounding lakes without violating the leash laws.

Current county leash laws accept electronic containment systems (ie Invisible fence) as an acceptable containment control for dogs. We want this rule to expand to hand held electronic collars when people are with their dogs.

We respectfully submit the following amendment: Use of electronic collars (e-collars) is approved as long as the owner also carries a leash with them and upon being asked, is able demonstrate voice control of his/her dog with normal voice commands.