This past Sunday, a new city ordinance took effect banning the ability to tie, chain or tether unattended animals.
Due to a rise in animal injuries, the city will no longer allow the use of choke-chains or prong collars.
Tickets will also be issued if an animal is left outside and the temperature is not between 35 and 85 degrees.
Warning calls would first be made to owners as a learning opportunity. For the most part, this ordinance would be compliant driven because animal welfare will not be proactive in enforcing the new ordinance.
The ordinance also now requires reptiles capable of exceeding forty pounds to be registered with the animal welfare division.