By: Noelani Mathews
March 8, 2016
LOWNDES CO., Ga. -- A tethering ordinance is underway in Lowndes County.
Commissioners have come up with a draft that they will introduce in a Tuesday meeting.
Local animal activists have been petitioning for an anti-chain ordinance since 2014.
The new draft says pets will no longer be able to be chained to a stationary object.
"Our number of dangerous dog board hearings have gone up significantly in the last year," says Paige Dukes, County Clerk for Lowndes County. "The majority of those cases are related to attacks, bites, even mauling from dogs that have been kept on chains."
There will be a two-week review period and the final vote will be on March 22.
The County says they will also start offering free pet training classes at the Animal Shelter this upcoming Spring.
To see the new tethering ordinance, click on the attachment provided. Tethering and chaining can be found on page 28.