Tethering Ban A Sticking Point For Pet Ordinance

Photo of the front of the Augusta Animal Services building in Augusta, Georgia.
Photo of the front of the Augusta Animal Services building in Augusta, Georgia.

Augusta, GA (WJBF) – New animal regulations for Augusta are now in the hands of Augusta Commissioners

As we first reported yesterday the public safety committee did not recommend approval of  proposed  policy due to several complaints and  concerns.

On provision bans dogs from being chained  unless the owner is there, and then only for a short time.

That’s just one of the proposals drawing criticism.

“The fact that the property owner or the dog has to be outside with the pet I think that’s ridiculous I think it still needs a little tweaking,” says Commissioner Bill Fennoy.

The sub-committee that drafted the proposal called  tethering of dogs cruel.

The commission is scheduled to proposed changes to the ordinance next week before a scheduled final up of down vote.

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