Oklahoma Considers Restrictions on Dog Tethering

Oklahoma House Bill 1580 would prohibit tethering a dog outdoors for longer than five hours in a 24 hour period unless the tethering is for no longer than 15 minutes and the dog is not left unattended. It would also prohibit tethering dogs under six months for any period of time and leaving any dog outside when a weather advisory is in effect. The bill also prescribes appropriate methods to confine dogs.