The city of Madison is tightening its rules on animal tethering.
The Madison City Council on Monday approved a new ordinance that institutes punishments if animals are tied up outside without the owner being present.
Violators of the ordinance will be charged $250 for their first offense, $500 for the second offense, and spend 10 days in jail on a third offense.
The city of Huntsville’s anti-tethering ordinance went into effect earlier this year.
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