Tying Up Your Dog and Leaving Him on the Street May Soon Be Illegal
The good crusaders at Dogs Tied Up NYC (the local blog that takes pity on dogs whose owners tie them up outside by... taking photos of them and blogging about them!) may have reason to celebrate: amNY says the City Council is considering a law that would make it illegal to tie up dogs for more than three hours. We're not really sure what kinds of errands would require you to tie a dog up outside a storefront for three hours. As if someone said to himself, "Hey, I wanna kill four hours at the Union Square Regal watching Colin Firth stutter and Seth Rogen drive around in a pimped-out Chrysler Imperial, but maybe I'll take Buster for a walk up and tie him outside that fancy new Citibank for a while."
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