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Posted on: December 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] QAC Law Protects Dogs Left Outside in Extreme Weather

dog-joke-cold-outsideCounty Ordinance 18-07 states, “Any dog shall be brought inside a home, building or other suitable shelter within 30 minutes of the onset of extreme weather conditions which shall be defined for purpose of this provision as temperatures above 90 degrees or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or during active weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service or the Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services.”
Those who leave their dogs outside in extreme weather can face a fine of up to $1,000. 

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