A new ordinance will prohibit people from tying up their animals outside at certain times of the day. The Fayette County Canine Restraint and Outdoor Enclosure Ordinance was passed by County Commission.
The ordinance states it will be unlawful for any person to tie up their dog between 10 at night and 6 in the morning.
Larry Herrah, Fayette County Prosecutor, said passing the ordinance is a step in the right direction.
“Anytime you have legislation that comes through your going to have people that say you know this is not enough or something like that. But I tell you its a good start here in Fayette County and I’m proud to be a part of it today,” Herrah said.
The commission said the ordinance will not go into effect until the end of March to give people time to properly restrain their animals.