Knoxville city council members approve a total ban of leaving dogs chained up outside unsupervised.
Following nearly two hours of discussion and amendments last night (Tuesday). The new ordinance included an amendment for the chain to be at least five times the length of the pet’s body. City council also making an age requirement stating a dog needs to be six months or older to be chained up outside.
Some opposed to this change say about 53% of residents in the City of Knoxville are renters and do not have the ability or resources to install a fence or other containment alternative.
The first violation will be a verbal warning then fines for each additional violation will be issued.