Town Clerk Joyce Grant posted an important reminder about Ulster County's Anti-Tethering Law on the town Facebook page yesterday. I thought I would pass along to you. Joyce's message is below. Let's all help keep every animal in Ulster County safe in this harsh weather!
Remember - Ulster County enacted the Anti Tethering Law. If you see it - Report it. The law requires a minimum ten foot tether; access to food, water (if it is freezing - they don't have water), and appropriate shelter; the use of a buckle type collar instead of a choke collar; the dog to be at least 6 months old and in good health; a maximum tethered time of 12 hours in a 24 hour period; and, no tethering during a weather alert event. Penalties provided for under the law range from a $100 fine and up to a $2,000 fine, 150 hours of community service and surrender of the animal for a third offense.