Lowell approves dog tethering ordinance

LOWELL — A dog tethering ordinance passed by the City Council on Tuesday could result in residents being fined if they restrain a dog to a stationary object.

The ordinance requires dogs only be tethered to cable runs or ground anchors that allows cables to swivel, said Ray Drummond, Lowell animal welfare director. He said there cannot be any obstacles the dog can get tangled on.

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Lowell approves dog tethering ordinance