Town approves amendment of local law to protect dogs

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The Town of North Hempstead Town unanimously approved an amendment to Chapter 14 of the Town Code at the March 18 Town Board meeting. Chapter 14 addresses the outside tethering of dogs.

The amendment includes prohibiting individuals from tethering a dog outside during specific weather conditions including extreme heat and cold.

“Dogs are dependent on humans to protect and care for them,” said North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “Our goal is to ensure that dogs in the Town of North Hempstead are treated kindly and in a humane way, especially when outdoors.”

The law adjusts temperatures in which dogs cannot be tethered outdoors. This prohibits confining a dog outdoors when the temperature is below 35 degrees Fahrenheit and above 85 degrees Fahrenheit for a period of 30 minutes or more.

For the complete updated law, please visit: www.northhempsteadny.gov/Proposed-Local-Laws

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