PENNSYLVANIA DOG LAWS - TETHERING DOGS OUTSIDE IN EXTREME TEMPERATURES

During the recent cold weather the Columbia Borough Police Department received numerous calls from concerned residents regarding dogs being chained outside for long periods of time.  In June of 2017 Pennsylvania passed a new dog law which places restrictions on the length of time a dog can be tethered or chained outside.  According to the law, a tethered dog cannot be left unattended outdoors for more than 30 minutes in temperatures above 90 degrees or below 32 degrees.  Dogs also cannot be left unattended outdoors for more than nine hours within a 24-hour period even in good weather.  Please view the attached for additional PA Dog Law information. 

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