Leon Co. Comission Votes to Change Animal Ordinances

By: Jill Chandler Email
By: Jill Chandler Email

Tallahassee, Florida--

Leon County Commissioners took up the issue of Animal Control tonight at their meeting.

They discussed a proposed ordinance to keep animals from bad people, and keep people safe from bad animals. One of the most highly debated topics was tethering, or keeping your dog chained up.

Tula Motta is a volunteer for the Boxer Aid and Rescue Coalition. She said, "Dogs in that position, they can hang themselves, they can become aggressive. They become a safety hazard to the community. We know that dogs that aren't socialized are three times more likely to attack another person."

People shared their opinions at the meeting for more than an hour.

Many people talked about the animal cruelty case we covered in Wakulla County. The Ordinance passed with a stipulation that staff will continue to monitor the changes and report back to the commission.

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