Westchester BOL Public Hearing on Tether Law

Westchester Board of Legislators
148 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
April 8,2019 at 7 PM

The Westchester County Board of Legislators is holding a public hearing on the proposed tether law. As it stands now they are considering a weak law that will do very little to protect the animals the law should be protecting. This proposed law only prohibits evening time tethering (11pm – 6am) — meaning that dogs can still legally be tethered the other 17 hours a day. There is also no requirement for a responsible party to be on the premises.

CLAAW sent the BOL a letter with research and examples of other laws, but the decision was made to move the current draft into public hearing. See previous post for more info on what we sent to the Westchester BOL.

Unfortunately only a few people are able to speak at Westchester meetings. In order to speak you need to get there early and sign up. Often there’s a line and they only take the first 8-10 people (I don’t recall the exact number). But even if folks can’t speak, being there will help. We can possibly hold 8 1/2 x 11 signs that can help send a message. Here is a link to The Chain is Inhumane Sign pdf if you want to print it out to bring with you.

The meeting starts at 7:00 (not sure when this particular public hearing will start). Address is:
148 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

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