What are the leash and fence requirements?
Pet owners are required by ordinance to restrict their animals to a secured enclosure, which is defined as a fenced area or structure that is:

  • Locked;
  • Capable of preventing the entry of the general public, including children;
  • Capable of preventing the escape or release of a dog;
  • Clearly marked as containing a dangerous dog; and
  • In conformance with the requirements for enclosures established by the animal control officer.

Owners can, of course, take their animal(s) for a walk, provided they are always restrained with a hand-held leash and all manure/droppings are disposed of.

Read all the rules regarding animals in the City of Kennedale here.

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1. Do pets need to be registered?
2. What are the leash and fence requirements?
3. Can I keep an exotic animal?
4. What are the regulations regarding barking and animal noise?
5. What are the rabies vaccination requirements?
6. How do I report an animal bite?
7. What do I do if my animal has been impounded?