No Chain Porter County

Action Petitioned For: We, the undersigned, are petitioning for a new law to be passed, in Porter County, IN. It will be stated as such: “No person shall tether, fasten, chain, tie, or restrain a dog, or cause a dog to be tethered, fastened, chained, tied, or restrained, to a dog house, tree, fence, or any other stationary object.”

A person may, however, tether, fasten, chain, or tie a dog no longer than necessary for the person to complete a temporary task that requires the dog to be restrained for a reasonable period of time. A “Reasonable period” means a period of time not to exceed three hours in a 24-hour period.

A person who violates this is guilty of an infraction or a misdemeanor:

(1) An infraction under this chapter is punishable upon conviction by a fine of up to two hundred fifty dollars ($250) as to each dog with respect to which a violation occurs.

(2) A misdemeanor under this chapter is punishable upon conviction by a fine of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) as to each dog with respect to which a violation occurs, or imprisonment in a county jail for not more than six months, or both.

(3) Notwithstanding subdivision, animal control may issue a correction warning to a person who violates this chapter, requiring the owner to correct the violation, in lieu of an infraction or misdemeanor, unless the violation endangers the health or safety of the animal, the animal has been wounded as a result of the violation, or a correction warning has previously been issued to the individual.

(4) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit a person from walking a dog with a hand-held leash, or otherwise restrain a dog pursuant to the requirements of a camping or recreational area.

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    • Debra Kerr SHERIDAN, AR
      • 3 months ago

      No chains on animals its not good for them.

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    • Karen spencer CADILLA, MI
      • 3 months ago

      To save a life of a dog, people who neglect to take care of a chained up dog! My family lives in. Porter co. (Where Iam from) , animal lovers-try & save lives & keep them out of vets with injurys do to being chained up(inbedded collars & under feed or water) !

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    • Sherri Christopher VALPARAISO, IN
      • 3 months ago

      Making a pet live on a chain is inhumane. They are members of our family. Unchaining them is just the start Porter County. We demand that animal abuse be dealt with and the owners jailed. We are sick of them getting away with this abuse.

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    • Maryla Webb MONTGOMERY, AL
      • 6 months ago

      Oh, this is GREAT! You even have language. I have just posted a petition about this, but I was making it national, or trying to.

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    • Carol Schmidt WILDWOOD, MO
      • over 1 year ago

      Dogs don't belon on chains outside. They belong inside the house with their families. Life on a chain is no life at all.

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