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Death of a dog chained in back yard inspires new law

Posted at 6:36 AM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2021-02-01 16:46:36-05

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The death of a dog tied to a chain during a hot summer is now the inspiration behind a new law.

Officials in North Las Vegas want to make sure that what happened to Lily doesn't happen again.

Under the law pet owners must provide the animals with food, water, veterinary care and proper shelter if they are kept outside.

If not, the owners will be charged with animal neglect.