It took forever and a day but it finally happened.

On the 5th October it became illegal to chain dogs except for walking a dog or during veterinary procedures and enforcement.

After years and years of lobbying by animal lovers and NGOs and a bill on the issue being published over two years ago, it is now illegal to chain dogs or to have unsuitable collars

The subsidiary legislation to the Animal Welfare Act says “No individual can keep a dog tethered, or cause a dog to be tethered, fastened, chained or restrained to a stationary object as a primary method of confinement,” the legislation notes.

WATCH the promise being made on Live TV – it took almost 300 more days for the promise to be delivered.