Bristol, Tennessee city council to discuss dog chain ordinances

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL)– The Bristol, Tennessee city council will once again discuss giving lifetime chained dogs, mandatory time off the chain.

Liza Conway started the non-profit Chainfree Bristol in 2008. The company is dedicated to banning the lifetime, unattended chaining of dogs.

Since it’s start, Chainfree Bristol has released 92 dogs from living a lifetime on a chain.

Right now, Bristol, Tennessee does allow dogs to be chained outside, but they must be on a chain at least 12 feet long.

Tuesday, March 22nd, the city council will discuss putting a time limit on the number of hours a dog may be chained.

“I hope the city council will come up with something that is a stepping stone to eventually moving dogs off the chain completely,” said Conway. “A reasonable time frame for now would be great, and if we can keep moving forward that will be even better.”

The dog ordinances will be discussed at a workshop on March 22 at 7pm. The meeting will be held at the Bristol, Tenn. Courthouse Annex at 104 8th street.

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