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Chapel Hill passes dog tethering ordinance

Posted March 24, 2009 12:33 a.m. EDT
Updated March 24, 2009 9:20 a.m. EDT

— The Chapel Hill Town Council passed an ordinance Monday regulating the unattended restraint or tethering of dogs, officials said.

The ordinance, which takes effect in 15 months, makes it illegal for a dog to be tethered for more than three hours total during a 24-hour period.

The measure is similar to ones in Orange and Durham counties.