Even if you’re not among that 60%, we think it’s important to know the local laws that help keep our four-legged friends (and community)healthy + safe. Plus, while these laws are more so intended for dogs, they do pertain to cats as well.
🐶Tethering A dog may not be tethered — defined as: tying or fastening a dog outdoors on a rope, chain, or other line — for more than three hours total in a 24-hour period. This is to prevent the possibility of accidental strangling, as well as minimize exposure to harsh weather conditions.
🐶Leash law It is against the law for dogs (and cats) to run unrestrained within the city limits. Dogs are not allowed off-leash in Raleigh parks or playgrounds — unless otherwise designated.
🐶Adequate shelter According to this City of Raleigh ordinance, dogs and cats must be provided with adequate food, water, and shelter. An adequate shelter must have at least three sides, a roof and floor, proper ventilation, and enough room for the animal to move around freely + lie down comfortably.
Adequate shelterdoes not constitute spaces underneath outdoor steps; decks and stoops; inside or underneath vehicles; metal or plastic barrels; cardboard boxes + rooms; or sheds and other buildings without windows.
🐶Rabies vaccine State law requires that all dogs, cats, and ferrets — yes, ferrets— must be vaccinated against rabies by four months of age. Owners are then expected to keep the animal up-to-date against rabies at all times (usually with a yearly or once-every-three-years booster). Click here if you need to find a veterinarian.
🐶Pooper scooper law The pooper scooper law states dog owners must remove any feces deposited by the dog from private property, unless the owner of the property has given permission to leave it.
Picking up your dog’s feces is not just common courtesy but actually an environmental necessity. Animal feces left on the ground can end up in stormwater drains + wind up in our creeks, streams and rivers — polluting our water supply.
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ComingSoon ○ Trader Joe’s is opening a new store in Park West Village. The market will open in the former Earth Fare space located at 951 Morrisville Pkwy. in Morrisville. Trader Joe’s currently has three other locations in the Triangle. 🛒 (WRAL) ○ Local cocktail bar Dram & Draught will open a new locationatCary’s Fenton development in spring 2022. The bar will sit in afreestanding, majority-glass building with more than 2,000 sqft, including a rooftop barandoutdoor patio. 🍸 (TheNews & Observer)
Development ○ Lennar Corp. recently filed plans for Stella View — a new neighborhood featuring 220 homes across ~60 acres. The site is located at 1001 Sherron Rd. in Durham + is currently zoned for residential + agricultural use. 🏠 (Triangle Business Journal)
Biz ○ RTP-transplants and agtech firm Vestaron Corporation has raised $18.3 million from 16 investors in its first full year of commercialization. The company is known for its peptide Spear, which targets common greenhouse pests while being safer for bees and more sustainablethan a typical insecticide. Vestaron intends on using the funding for international product expansion + the development of a second peptide line. 🐝 (Triangle Business Journal)
Civic ○ The Jandy Ammons Foundation — a local family foundation dedicated to supporting community projects related to art, wildlife conservation, + education — will be awarding grants to several Triangle-based non-profits. Grant recipients include CAM Raleigh, the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, the NC State Engineering Foundation, the Poe Center for Health Education + the Rex Healthcare Foundation and Preservation NC. 💸
Dish ○ The NC Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) recently announced the winners of its 2021 Stars of the Industry Awards. Five local restaurant leaders received recognition — including Charles Winston, Jr. and Wil O’Neal of Winston’s Grille Restaurant, Terriann Biagi of The Raleigh Times, Steve Thanhauser of Angus Barn + Mai Nguyen of Sitti. 🍽️ ○ We’re so here for a low-maintenance soup recipe. This Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soupuses chicken broth + ready-to-go Chicken Kitchen Rotisserie Chicken. 🍲 Ⓟ
Arts ○ A metallic, luminescent sculpture titled Bonsai Tree has appeared in Downtown Cary as a part of a GLOW art series. Pieces like this one have been popping-up + disappearing since November, with the aim of delighting unsuspecting viewers who find them. Bonsai Tree was crafted by artist Erik Beerbower who specializes in both functional + abstract metal sculptures. 🎨 (WRAL)
TryThis ○ The Downtown Raleigh Alliance has launched a new initiative to support downtown restaurants that were hit hard by the pandemic. Now through Mar. 5, post your lunch pic on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #DowntownRaleighLoyal + you could win a $100 gift card. Click here for a list of participating restaurants and contest details. 🍔
Cause ○ Country music star Scotty McCreery will be joining the line-up for the Big Night In for the Arts — a benefit to help support local artists impacted by COVID-19. The lineup also includes Ariana DeBose, Mandolin Orange, Branford Marsalis + Mike Wiley. WRAL will stream the event live on March 11 at 7 p.m. 🎤 (WRAL)
List ○ It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?National Margarita Day is coming up on Sun., Feb. 22. If you’re ready to celebrate, check out Triangle on the Cheap’s list of local Margarita Day deals — including Chuy’sandBad Daddy’s Burger Bar. 🍹
RoadTrip ○ Need your travel craving satisfied, but wanting to do it safely?Columbia, SC is an unexpected, urban weekend getaway destination with new restaurants, breweries, attractions + public art that have been practicing safety precautions for months and that you probably haven’t visited yet. Here are 8 trip itineraries for inspiration. Ⓟ
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The Oakwood Pizza Box, located at 610 N. Person St., will be opening up a second location inside of Ponysaurus. Excited? You can expect to grab a slice as soon as this spring.
We’ve already started thinking about what pizza we’re going to order first. TryThis: the 18-inch cheese with jalapeños, onions + peppers. 😋
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Arts ○ “Posing Modernity: A Retrospective View” | Fri., Feb. 19 | 3:30–4:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Denise Murrell will discuss her exhibit Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today. 🖼️
Jobs ○ Dress for Success Job Fair | Fri., Feb. 19 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Dress for Success is hosting a virtual job fair — participating companies include the US Postal Service + Spectrum. 🧑💼
Saturday ○ Eat, Drink, and Be Merry | Sat., Feb. 20 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m. | Virtual | $25+ | Experts will teach participants about ethnobotany while giving examples of major studies in the field. 🌱 ○ The Kruger Brothers| Sat., Feb. 20 | 8 p.m. | Virtual | $21 | The NC Symphony + The Kruger Brothers will perform a show together infusing classical and folk music for a unique concert experience. 🎸 ○ Family Fun: Quilling Cards | Sat., Feb. 20 | 1–2 p.m. | Virtual | $15 | An instructor at the NC Craft Center will lead a class on creating quilling art out of old and unused paper. ✂️ ○ Marvelous Music Online Series | Sat., Feb. 20 | 7:30–10 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The fourth installment of the Town of Cary’s Marvelous Music Online Series features a concert performance from Yolanda Rabun. 🎤
Sunday ○ Cary’s Winter Rocket League Tournament | Sun., Feb. 21 | 2–6 p.m. | Virtual | 2–6 p.m. | Free | Registered participants will compete in a 3-on-3 double-elimination Rocket League tournament for the title of tournament champion and a chance to win prizes. 🎮 ○ The Raleigh Market | Sun., Feb. 21 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m. | 4285 Trinity Rd., NC State Fairgrounds | Free | Visitors can shop for vintage, handmade + antique treasures both inside and outside. 🛍️
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.