LOUISVILLE (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The City of Louisville passed new restrictions yesterday that will no longer allow companion animals to be tethered for more than two consecutive hours.

The same legislation also says no outdoor tethering can take place between 10 PM to 6 AM and that an animal can be tethered for no more than six hours total in a 24 hour period.

A companion animal is defined as any animal that is kept inside and any dog or cat regardless of where it is kept. A first time infraction against these new restrictions is a second degree misdemeanor charge.