Powder Springs bans most tethering of dogs

The Powder Springs City Council decided 5-0 Monday to ban most tethering of dogs - except temporarily and only when the owner is present - to match Cobb County’s new code. WSB Radio file photo
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The Powder Springs City Council decided 5-0 Monday to ban most tethering of dogs - except temporarily and only when the owner is present - to match Cobb County’s new code. WSB Radio file photo

Dogs now mostly have relief from tethering not only in Cobb County but also in Powder Springs.

A second public hearing and 5-0 vote occurred recently by the Powder Springs City Council on changing the city code to match the county code for dog tethering.

“It shall be unlawful for any owner of a dog to chain, tie, fasten or otherwise tether the dog to a stationary object or pulley run as a means of confinement, except that the dog may be temporarily confined by a tether while attended by its owner,” according to the new county code adopted by Powder Springs officials.