Come early January, it will be illegal for texan dog owners to chain their animals outside. Governor Greg Abbott signed a law in October to help ensure more humane care for pets. Violations are considered a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $ 500, depending on the Invoice.
The Safe Outdoor Dog Act (or Senate Bill 5) prohibits the use of chains to tie dogs outdoors and mandates such necessities as shelter, shade and water. clean water. Under the new law, dog owners can only use humane tethers such as trolley systems or ziplines and all permitted tethers must be attached to a properly fitted collar or harness.