Anti-tethering laws passed in Lacey Township to protect dogs

Lacey Township is the latest New Jersey community to pass new laws to protect the state's pets.

Lacey Township has passed new laws to protect pets left outside.

Lacey Township has passed new laws to protect pets left outside. (9/29/15)

LACEY TOWNSHIP - Lacey Township is the latest New Jersey community to pass new laws to protect the state's pets.

Lacey officials passed an anti-tethering dog law Tuesday. Dog owners who chain their pets outside for more than six hours could face fines or have their pets taken away.

If a dog is kept outside, it also most have adequate shelter, food and water at all times. The doghouse must also be moisture- and wind-proof and have clean bedding.

Dogs in Lacey are not allowed to be chained up outside between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Little Egg Harbor, Toms River and Tuckerton have adopted similar laws.

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