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Hampton pet tethering ban goes into effect Tuesday

Monday - 12/31/2012, 1:10pm  ET

HAMPTON, Va. - Beginning Tuesday, tethering pets outdoors will be illegal in Hampton.

Violators of the new ordinance could face a misdemeanor charge.

Media outlets report that Hampton's City Council approved the ban in July. Its enforcement was delayed so that pet owners could be educated about the ordinance.


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