Change Ohio law - to limit time an animal is allowed to be tied up outside

Change Ohio law - to limit time an animal is allowed to be tied up outside

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Petition to
Ohio State House and

Why this petition matters

Started by Nancy Mannix

To see previously introduced Ohio - H. B. No. 94 revisited!

To amend section 959.99 and to enact section 1 959.133 of the Revised Code to prohibit a person 2 from negligently allowing an animal to be 3 tethered outdoors under specified circumstances.

Section 1. That section 959.99 be amended and section 5 959.133 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows: 6
Sec. 959.133. (A) No person shall negligently allow an 7 animal to be tethered outdoors in any of the following 8 circumstances: 9
(1) For a total of more than six hours in a twenty-four- 10 hour period and for not more than two consecutive hours without 11 at least an hour between tetherings; 12
(2) Between the hours of ten p.m. and six a.m.; 13
(3) If a heat or cold advisory or a severe weather warning 14 has been issued by the national weather service for the area in 15 which the animal is kept or harbored; 16
(4) If any of the following applies to the tether: 17
Representative Barnes

H. B. No. 94 As Introduced
(a) It is less than twenty feet in length.
(b) It allows the animal to touch a fence or cross the
property line of the owner's, keeper's, or harborer's property.
(c) It is attached by means of a pinch-type, prong-type,
or choke-type collar, or the collar to which it is attached is
unsafe or is not properly fitted.
(d) It may cause injury to, or entanglement of, the
(e) It is made of a material that is unsuitable for the
animal's size and weight or that causes any unnecessary
discomfort to the animal.
(5) If the animal is not provided with a sanitary
environment that is free of an accumulation of feces or other
waste and insect or rodent infestation and of foul odor;
(6) If no owner or occupant of the premises where the
animal is kept or harbored is present.
(B) As used in this section, "tether" means a rope, chain,
cord, dog run or pulley, or similar restraint for holding an
animal in place that allows a radius in which the animal can
move about.

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