Florida House Bill 177 and Senate Bill 650 would prohibit tethering a domestic cat or domestic dog to a stationary object when the animal’s guardian is not physically present or during severe weather. The bill contains exemptions for “attending, or participating in a legal, organized public event in which the dog or cat and the person are permitted attendees or participants . . . the business of shepherding or herding cattle or livestock . . . being treated by a veterinarian or serviced by a groomer . . . being trained for or actively serving in law enforcement . . . being lawfully used to actively hunt a species of wildlife . . . being cared for as part of a rescue operation during a natural or manmade disaster,” and being tethered in a commercial license, humane shelter, or recreational area.