Now in Mississauga, to minimize the neglect of dogs, the law bans dog owners from leaving any animal without adequate shelter; defined as 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-outside during extreme weather. Dogs may only be tethered 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.
“This law will be enforced on a complaint basis,” said Mickey Frost, director Enforcement. “The City will be using social media to remind residents that the bylaw is in effect during extreme conditions.” For more details see mississauga.ca/animalservices