February 18, 2015 - 7:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - A petition asking city council to impose a time limit on tethering of dogs has garnered more than 2,200 signatures and is set to be presented to council Feb. 24.
At the beginning of January council members discussed the practicality of looking into an anti-tethering bylaw. A letter from Claudine Sleik was the catalyst for the discussion but staff told council there had been few complaints about dogs tied up on private property.
The lack of complaints ultimately led to the motion of looking into an anti-tethering bylaw being shut down. Only three councillors were willing to support the motion to look further into the idea.
That was not good enough for a local rescue group. About a week later Pommy Country Rescue started an online petition asking the city to put a time limit on how long a dog can be tied up for. Within a few days more than 1,000 people had signed it and now about a month later the number of supporters sits at just over 2,200.
While there are more than 2,200 signatures they are from all over the world. Only about a third of the comments are from the Kamloops region.
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