Ordinances

Many localities are considering the welfare of their 4-legged residents. Coalition members have been instrumental in the passing of several ordinances, and we urge all individuals to learn about their local rules and to get involved with local legislators.

Below are highlights of and links to some of North Carolina's recently passed ordinances that ban or restrict tethering.

For more information on starting to unchain dogs in your area, contact whitaker@unchaindogs.net

GARNER, NC:
Prohibited; effective March 1, 2011

RALEIGH, NC:
3-hour limit; effective July 1, 2009
PDF of ordinance

DURHAM, NC:
Prohibited; effective January 1, 2010
PDF of ordinance

CHAPEL HILL, NC:
Prohibited; effective June 1, 2010
HTML version of ordinance

ORANGE COUNTY, NC:
3-hour limit; effective November 19, 2009
PDF of ordinance