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Hillsborough County Commission passes tethering ordinance, owners must accompany tethered dogs listen

01/19/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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After almost two years of consideration, Hillsborough County commissioners passed an anti-tethering ordinance today. The approved language allows pet owners or handlers to tether a dog only if the animal is under direct supervision. Commissioners chose that language because they said it was less ambiguous and more enforceable than a previous draft. Commissioner Ken Hagan also wanted to make sure that responsible pet owners were not punished...

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Hillsborough's dog tethering ordinance still not tied down listen

11/16/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Hillsborough County Commissioners are still trying to figure out how to deal with dogs chained up outside. A proposed ordinance guided by Animal Services would outlaw tethering, with some exceptions.

The ordinance recommended by Animal Services addresses the many known cases of injured dogs as a result of being tethered for extended periods of time. But it does allow owners to tether their dog for u...

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Listeners weigh in on Hillsborough's proposed pet tethering ordinance

11/16/11 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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Today Hillsborough’s Board of County Commissioners considered an ordinance that would limit chaining dogs on an owner’s property. Our guest today is Barbara LaPresti. She’s advocating for a strict ordinance forbidding tethering at all times.

We played two sound bites from Wednesday’s Hillsborough County Commission meeting, where WMNF's Janelle Irwin filed the story [Hillsborough's dog tethering ordinance still not tied down](http://www.wmnf.org/news_stories/hillsboroughs-dog-tethering-ordi...

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Residents press Hillsborough Commissioners for anti-tethering ordinance listen

11/02/11 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Some Hillsborough County residents had a bone to chew with Commissioners at their meeting this morning. They are fed up with the county dragging its feet when it comes to an anti-tethering ordinance. Even though it wasn’t on today’s agenda, almost a dozen dog lovers and concerned citizens told commissioners to either come up with stricter regulations or keep dogs off the chain all together. Most, like Suzanne House are sick and tired of the ongoing battle for an anti-tethering ordinance. ...

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Anti-tethering ordinance ready for a Hillsborough County vote listen

07/28/11 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A new ordinance is coming before the Hillsborough County Commission that would make it illegal to chain up dogs outside for long periods of time. After more than a year of consideration, the Hillsborough Animal Advisory Board voted to forward an anti-tethering ordinance to the commissioners for a vote.

Last night, animal rights activists held signs in front of the County...

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Activist wants Hillsborough to forbid pet owners from keeping their animals chained outside listen

08/19/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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5 January 2010 update: Hillsborough County wants you to weigh in online

Should Hillsborough County forbid pet owners from keeping their animals chained outside? One community activist, Barbara LaPresti, is gathering signatures to present the County Commission in support of an anti-tethering ordinance.

“The petition is calling for Hillsborough County Board of Commissio...

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