Nashville Committee to Consider Amendment to Ordinance Affecting Outdoor Pets

A proposed ordinance amending Chapter 8.12 of the Nashville Metropolitan Code of Laws heads to the Metro Council’s Health, Hospitals and Social Services Committee on July 3. Under current law, pregnant animals, nursing females, or animals less than six months old are not permitted to be outdoors during periods of inclement weather, including temperatures above 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Bill BL2018-1201 amends the current law, defining inclement heat as 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Dogs Deserve Better, a Nashville advocacy group, is encouraging supporters of the ordinance to wear a t-shirt with a dog on it and to attend the July 3 Metro Council meeting to support the change.

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