Dog owners in many places use their animals and they treat them like trash. In Eastpointe, Michigan passed new statutes that help protect dogs. The commands are being called by some as the “Most Progressive” in Michigan and address a scope of issues identified with creature insurance and welfare, including a dog time limit and breeding hobby ban.
“These ordinances will not only improve the quality of life for the animals that call Eastpointe home but also result in a more humane community overall,” vice president of field services for the Michigan Humane Society Andy Seltz said. “We’re very excited to see if the momentum of these ordinances passing will carry over into other communities in Michigan and help all of us create a safe haven for the animals we share our lives with.”
Highlights of the new statute regarding dog owners include:
– When a Michigan weather advisory predicts temperatures will be above 82° or below 43°, you can’t leave your dog outside.
– It is currently illegal to house a pup in a carport or lodge.
– You are never again permitted to tie a pooch with a chain.
– It is presently illegal to breed dogs as a diversion.
– No family can have more than one male that isn’t neutered or one female that isn’t spayed.
Eastpointe’s Chief Animal Control Officer Brian Pylar has been taking a shot at the new and refreshed statute a year ago. While checking on the calls he’s been taking since November 2018. Calls he got included pooches being excessively bread. So, young doggies found in the trash, and mutts being kept inside individuals’ carports.
Pylar said that while the state says a protected garage or shed is not enough. “A dog shouldn’t live in a garage. They’re companion animals. I want to help prevent future cases. act on things we couldn’t act on before.” He explained.