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New law safeguards outdoor dogs

Monday, November 1, 2021 by Tai Moses

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law Senate Bill 5, the Safe Outdoor Dogs Bill. The new law, which is designed to protect dogs from inhumane treatment, includes guidelines for dog owners to follow. Among the requirements, dogs that are kept outdoors must be provided adequate shelter; must not be chained; must be allowed to sit, lie down and move about comfortably; and must have potable water. The law goes into effect in January.

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