Just a reminder that if you leave your pets outside in extreme heat you could be fined.

At the end of last year, the Buffalo Common Council passed a law that prohibits tethering dogs outside for longer than one hour in extreme weather conditions.

Extreme conditions were defined as temperatures that are over 90 degrees or below freezing.

Fines start at $250 and increase after that; with possible jail time for repeat offenders.
However, there are exceptions for working dogs, farm dogs or hunting dogs and specialty breeds intended for extreme temperatures, like huskies.

The ordinance also makes it a crime to keep a pregnant dog, a dog five months and younger or a dog with a medical condition outside with extreme temperatures.

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