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City of Reading bans tethering of dogs outside

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 28, 2017 9:20 AM
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(Reading) -- Dogs are no longer permitted to be tied up all day in the city of Reading.

City Council has voted unanimously to ban the tethering of dogs outside.

Council members say the new law will prevent cruelty inflicted on dogs whose owners tie them up outside during periods of extreme heat and cold.

They also want to reduce noise complaints over incessant barking.

Councilman Chris Daubert, who sponsored the ordinance, says dogs that are tied up all the time are also more likely to be aggressive.

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