Email Your City Councilperson
Please email your City Councilperson by filling in one of the contact forms below. Your council representative is determined by your home zip code. Find your zip code below, fill in the form, and your email will be sent directly to your City Councilperson. Please note that "At-Large" Council members represent all zip codes within the City. Please contact all At-Large council members as well.
Feel free to simply copy and paste the following message into the "Your Message" field below:
I would like to ask you to support the efforts of the Knoxville Animal Welfare Alliance and to vote in favor of banning the unsupervised tethering/chaining of dogs within the City of Knoxville limits. The impacts of constant tethering (chained or connected to a run line) have a detrimental impact on the physical and psychological health of dogs. In addition to their own suffering, unsupervised tethering can also be very dangerous in certain circumstances, at times leading to accidental choking and hanging. Furthermore, tethering dogs lead to aggressive behavior toward others, strains city resources better used for other purposes, and create nuisance issues for neighbors.