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1 Your organization name/logo Proposed Animal Ordinance Dogs

2 The New Ordinance Making a model ordinance: Input from the National Animal Control Assoc. Local animal services and veterinary expertise Regional animal services expertise: city 1, city 2, city 3 Citizen and volunteer (rescue) input and approval of neighborhood associations Recommended animal ordinances of cities across the country Research from national humane and veterinary organizations

3 NACA Recommendations National Animal Control Association The most effective ordinances are those that are: Easy to read and understand— by Animal Control, the prosecutor, the judge, and the general public.

4 NACA Recommendations continued By failing to provide potable water. By depriving it of proper nutrition. By failing to provide medical care. By failing to provide proper shelter. By failing to provide room to exercise. For example… do not say it is unlawful to be cruel to an animal unless you add:

5 Definitions Minimum Care Standards Confinement Standards Dangerous or Vicious Designation Rabies/Quarantine Overview Significant updates to the animal ordinance include the following:

6 Minimum Care Standards A serious omission from the previous ordinance. Dog guardians must, at a minimum, meet his/her dog’s basic need for: Exercise Shelter Nutrition

7 Confinement Extensive improvements to this section. General (fences, control, etc.) Legal access Prohibition of fixed-point chaining Electronic devices Confinement during transportation Penalties, failure to confine

8 Quote John Mays, director of the National Animal Control Association “Little Rock has one of the worst situations in the country that I’ve seen of backyard dogs—chained and neglected, or roaming.”

9 What do you mean by “chaining”? Some people keep dogs continuously chained to a fixed object such as a tree. Many dogs they live on chains all day, every day. Why is chaining inhumane for dogs and dangerous for people?

10 Many dogs are chained 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Why is chaining inhumane?

11 Chains are often very heavy - some people use logging chains. Why is chaining inhumane?

12 Padlocks are common, too. Why is chaining inhumane?

13 Chained dogs often get tangled, keeping them from shelter, food, and water. Why is chaining inhumane?

14 Some dogs live their entire lives on very short chains with little freedom to move. Why is chaining inhumane?

15 Some dogs live their entire lives on very short chains with little freedom to move. Why is chaining inhumane?

16 Many chained dogs have no protection from heat, rain, and cold. Why is chaining inhumane?

17 Many chained dogs have no protection from heat, rain, and cold. Why is chaining inhumane?

18 Other chained dogs have inadequate shelter. Why is chaining inhumane?

19 Other chained dogs have inadequate shelter. Why is chaining inhumane?

20 Chained dogs can’t seek better shelter. Why is chaining inhumane?

21 Grass is usually beaten down by constant pacing, leaving hard-packed dirt and mud. Why is chaining inhumane?

22 Chained dogs can get hung over fences and off decks, causing death. We know it’s hard to look at these photos. It hurts the dogs even more, which is why they need better laws to protect them. Why is chaining inhumane?

23 Chains frequently become embedded, causing injury and infection. Why is chaining inhumane? We know it’s hard to look at these photos. It hurts the dogs even more, which is why they need better laws to protect them.

24 Chains frequently become embedded, causing injury and infection. Why is chaining inhumane? We know it’s hard to look at these photos. It hurts the dogs even more, which is why they need better laws to protect them.

25 Many chained dogs live in unhealthy, trashy surroundings infested with parasites. Why is chaining inhumane?

26 Many chained dogs live in unhealthy, trashy surroundings infested with parasites. Why is chaining inhumane?

27 Annabelle is a sweet dog who was chained near a busy street. Anyone could have taken her. Why is chaining inhumane? Chained dogs are vulnerable to roaming dogs. Chained dogs are vulnerable to thieves. –Pit bulls often stolen for fighting –Smaller dogs stolen for pit bull bait –Some people collect free and stolen dogs and sell them to research labs or Class B research lab dealers

28 Chaining can be a sign of dog-fighting – a very cruel crime. These dogs were part of a fighting ring in North Carolina. Why is chaining inhumane?

29 Chaining laws gives officers a tool to crack down on dog fighting without having to catch a fight in progress. This chained dog was part of a dog- fighting ring in Ohio. Why is chaining inhumane?

30 Many chained dogs do not get enough food and water. Pedro died of starvation soon after this photo was taken. Why is chaining inhumane?

31 Charlie’s owners moved away and he went a week without food. He was rescued. Many chained dogs do not get enough food and water. Why is chaining inhumane?

32 How long has this bowl been empty? Many chained dogs do not get enough food and water. Why is chaining inhumane?

33 Many chained dogs do not get enough food and water. Why is chaining inhumane? These dogs were rescued from chains.

34 Why is chaining dangerous to people? Centers for Disease Control (CDC):Centers for Disease Control (CDC): –Chained dogs 2.8 times more likely to bite –Dogs most likely to bite are male, unneutered, and chained –Victims are most often children – small and weak targets

35 “Never tether or chain your dog because this can contribute to aggressive behavior.” United States Department Agriculture (USDA): “Continuous confinement of dogs by a tether is inhumane.” In 1997, USDA disallowed chaining as primary source of confinement under the U.S. Animal Welfare Act American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): Why is chaining dangerous to people?

36 Chained dogs usually unsocialized, territorial, and prone to aggression. “Fight or flight” instinct kicks in when threatened. Since can’t flee – forced to fight. Attacks often occur when a child enters territory. When an unsocialized dog breaks loose and roams, he is a danger to people. Chained dogs are rarely vaccinated, presenting disease threat. Why is chaining dangerous to people?

37 . Fatal Dog Attacks by Karen Delise Chained dogs killed at least 109 people from : –99 were children that wandered into reach of a chained dog –11 attacks by dogs who broke free Chained dogs are statistically more dangerous than free-running packs of dogs.

38 Children Killed by Chained Dogs Tony Evans, Jr., Age 3 Mississippi Pablo Hernandez, Age 5 Texas Abraham Jonathan Tackett, Age 2 Ft. Yukon, Alaska Zachary King, Age 7 Minneapolis, Minnesota Korie-Lyn Edwards, 17 mos Montague Township, Canada Tiffany Pauley, Age 5 Atlanta, GA Amber Jones, Age 10 Texas Jonathan Martin, Age 2 Virginia Asia Turner, Age 4 South Carolina Robbie Shafer, Age 4 Virginia Cody, Age 3 British Columbia Kamryn Billingsley, Age 1 Month Mississippi Myles Leakes, Age 4 Florida Visit mothersagainstchaining.org for more infomothersagainstchaining.org

39 Children Attacked by Chained Dogs Alexander Lester, Age 12 Pennsylvania Elizabeth Stanek, Age 15 North Carolina Alisia Johnson, Age 3 Mississippi Kade Fries, Age 10 Texas Jacob Brady, Age 16 mo. Virginia Malik Gipson, Age 9 Illinois J'Naya Allen, Age 8 Georgia Alex Miller, Age 7 Tennessee Zachary Spafford, Age 8 Indiana Kassime Reddick, Age 9 New Jersey Trinity Robichaud, Age 5 South Carolina DeNasha Hackner, Age 9 Indiana Maysia Moore, Age 8 Washington Visit mothersagainstchaining.org for more infomothersagainstchaining.org

40 Chaining makes aggressive - not protective - dogs Protective dog: Socialized by spending time with people. Can sense when human family is threatened. Inside pets make the best guard dogs. –Most K9 officers keep their dogs inside the house, where they are part of the family. –Inside dogs are a very effective way to scare intruder. Aggressive dog: Can't distinguish between family and threat. Likely to attack anyone. Leaving a dog on a chain is how to raise an aggressive dog.

41 Dogs shouldn’t be let loose, either! Dogs should be socialized and kept: Inside the home and In a fenced yard But you don't have to have a fence to have a dog! Apartment-dwellers don’t even have yards! But their dogs are happy living inside with regular walks Many resources are available to help people train their dogs to be well-behaved family members

42 Dog owners must be able to provide basic needs: Owning a dog is a responsibility! Exercise Food Water Shelter Dogs are living creatures—not objects to be tossed in the yard like a junked car

43 Nutrition Minimum Care Standard 1) It shall be unlawful for any person keeping or harboring any dog to fail, refuse or neglect to provide such dog with clean, fresh potable water adequate for the dog’s size, age, and physical condition. This water supply shall be either free flowing or provided in a removable receptacle that is weighted and secured to prevent tipping. (2) It shall be unlawful for any person keeping or harboring any dog to fail, refuse or neglect to provide such dog with wholesome foodstuff suitable for the dog’s physical condition and age and in sufficient quantities to maintain an adequate level of nutrition for the dog.

44 Exercise Minimum Care Standard (1) The enclosure or confinement area for a dog shall encompass sufficient useable space to keep the animal in good condition. (2) When a dog is confined by means of a tether and cable run, the trolley system shall be configured to allow access to the maximum available exercise area. (3) When a dog is confined outside by means of an enclosure or an electronic containment device, the following minimum space requirements shall be met: Size of Dog Pen (increase pen size by half of total area per additional dog) Extra Large (over 75 lbs) ** sq. feet Large (50-75 lbs) **sq. feet Medium (20-50 lbs) **sq. feet Small (under 20 lbs) **sq. feet

45 (1) Any dog that is habitually kept outside or repeatedly left outside unattended by an adult person shall be provided with a structurally sound, moisture-proof and windproof shelter large enough to keep the dog reasonably clean and dry.Shelter Minimum Care Standard (2) A shelter which does not protect the dog from temperature extremes or precipitation, or which does not provide adequate ventilation or drainage, shall not comply with this section. (3) A dog’s shelter and bedding and other accessible space shall be maintained in a manner which minimizes the risk of the dog contracting disease, being injured or becoming infested with parasites.

46 Fixed-point Chaining Prohibition: safer for the dog and the community. Dogs are highly social pack animals. Guardians are encouraged to bring them into their homes. If the dog is not going to be allowed inside, an adequate fence is the next best option. A fence will allow the dog freedom of movement and the ability to exercise. Citizens are responsible for the socialization and humane treatment of their dogs

47 Rabies Control Minimal revision Immediate notification after a bite Quarantine –10 days –Veterinary facility within Pulaski County State law re: vaccinations

48 Dangerous/Vicious Expanded section General compliance Grounds for dangerous/vicious designation Impoundment Designation, notice, and opportunity to contest (hearing process) Permit required and conditions defined

49 Local Groups: Little Rock Animal Services Task Force Little Rock City Board of Directors Little Rock Neighborhood Associations Humane Society of Pulaski County National Groups: American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals American Veterinary Medical Association Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Humane Society of the United States National Animal Control Association United States Department of Agriculture Special Thanks: LRAS Staff Volunteers and the Animals Credits

50 NAME, City Board NAME, Advisory Board NAME, DVM, Advisory Board NAME, Housing & Neighborhood Programs NAME, City Attorney NAME, LRAS and Advisory Board NAME, Advisory Board NAME, LR Animal Services NAME, City Attorney's Office NAME, Advisory Board NAME, NLR Animal Services NAME, Maumelle Animal Services NAME, CARE for Animals NAME, National Animal Control Association NAME, LRAS NAME, Advisory Board NAME, City Board NAME, DVM, Advisory Board NAME, Advisory Board NAME, Sherwood Animal Services NAME, Advisory Board NAME, City Attorney's Office NAME, Advisory BoardCredits

51 Thank you. Your organization name/logo T.J. was rescued from life on a chain.


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