Many areas across the country already have adopted anti-tethering laws, and animal advocates are pushing for similar legislation in Hillsborough County, Fla. Advocates say they want a law similar to that in Seminole, Fla., which permits dogs to be put on a leash only if the animals are constantly supervised and have access to water, among other conditions. However, some say the proposed law would unfairly penalize dog owners who live in rural areas.

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