Don’t get fined: Know Huntsville’s new outside pets law

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If you haven’t learned about the new Huntsville ordinance involving your pet you have one month until you have to pay for not complying.

Any outside pets cannot be tethered. They must also have a trolley system or runner attached to a pulley or a 200-square feet chain linked kennel run. Huntsville Animal Services will help you get any of the more costly items through the nonprofit called Helping Animals Without Shelter, which you can contact at hawshelp62@gmail.com.

“The ordinance is to make the life of dogs living outdoors more productive for them,” said Karen Buchan, animal care supervisor. “We want them healthy we want them happier, and safe. So it’s the welfare of the animal.”

She says they want to help people comply with the new law but starting March 1st you can get fined if you don’t.

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