Forsyth County Considers Outlawing Dog Tethering
Who would benefit from a tethering law? According to supporters of the law, which include members of the Forsyth County Humane Society, both dogs and humans would come out ahead. Many find tethering to be inhumane, as it prevents dogs from exercising and interacting with humans and other dogs. Others say that tethered dog are often ignored for hours, left in harsh weather conditions, or left without food and water.
On the other side of the issue, tethering ban advocates say that a tethered dog is more likely to be aggressive and more likely to bite – both because of its lack of socialization and because it feels threatened and territorial while chained. In addition, while a fenced dog is secured from others, such as children and passers-by, tethered dogs are exposed to others, giving them more of an opportunity to bite, especially if approached.
Have you or a loved one been attacked by a tethered dog in North Carolina? Speak with a Forsyth County dog bite attorney today.