by Lisa Sorg
A year ago, Orange County Commissioners passed its long-awaited tethering law, which restricts the chaining of dogs for more than three hours per day. The law takes effect Nov. 19.
The Durham-based Coalition to Unchain Dogs, which lobbied for the law, will usher in the new ordinance by building a fence for two dogs in Orange County, Butch and his mother, Boo Boo. Both dogs have been chained their entire lives.
The fence building will take place at 4516 Murphy’s School Road in Orange County, Saturday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m.
Durham passed a similar tethering law in September 2008.
The Coalition to Unchain Dogs was among the winners of the Indy's 2008 Citizen Award. Read about them here.