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Tethering Bill Passes House

SALEM, Ore. — A bill intended to keep dogs safer is one step closer to becoming law.

The Oregon House has given its seal of approval on House Bill 27-83. Pet owners who chain up an animal for more than 10 hours in a 24-hour period would face fines of up to $1,000.

A owner could also be charged with first degree animal neglect if tethering results in injury or death. The bill now moves to the Senate.