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St. Lucie County Reminds Residents That Unsupervised Tethering of Animals Is Prohibited
The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners reminds pet owners that there is an ordinance in place prohibiting animals from being “tethered” outside without supervision.
Two years ago, Commissioners approved a variety of changes to the county’s Animal Ordinance to provide better protection for household pets. Major changes included:
- The restriction of unsupervised tethering of animals;
- Animals kept outside in fenced enclosures must have a covered shelter, which is at least six inches above the ground;
- Keeping unattended animals outside is prohibited during extreme weather conditions such as tropical storms, hurricanes and when temperatures are colder than 40 degrees or when then heat index is 100 or hotter;
The changes to the St. Lucie County Animal Ordinance only apply to residents and businesses residing in the unincorporated areas of the county. The cities of Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie have their own animal ordinances. Residents in violation of these rules are subject to fines.
For questions or concerns about St. Lucie County’s Animal Control Ordinance call 772-462-8120. The full ordinance can be found online at http://stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/public-safety/animal-control.