New Dog Laws Take Effect Today In Mississauga
A new bylaw takes effect in Mississauga today to try and minimize people who neglect their pets.
The law bans dog owners from leaving any animal outside in extreme weather without adequate shelter.
The shelter has to be a “double-walled and insulated doghouse that is large enough for the pet to stand up, turn around, lie down and stretch its limbs in”
The law also states that dogs may only be tied up for a maximum of four hours in a 24-hour period.
Any dog left tethered must be in sight of others and able to access food, water, shelter and shade.
While driving with pets your dog must remain in the passenger compartment of the vehicle and not be left unattended in the car if weather conditions are unsuitable.
Dogs may only be tethered outside for max of 4 hours a day. Should the government be telling you how to treat your pet?