Animal services

Chatham Co. Animal Services is proposing changes to their ordinance

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) – You may not be able to tether your pet outdoors in Chatham County soon.

The county animal service is proposing changes to its ordinances.

Under the proposal, pet owners will be banned from using a single point of attachment.

That is, using a rope with one end tied to a fixed point and the other to a pet.

Instead, owners will need to use a “carriage system” also known as a runner.

Even if you are using the correct login system, you will still need to meet other requirements.

The dog must be neutered or neutered.

The animal must be visible to the owner from his home.

The cart system must be at least 10 feet long and cannot be mounted higher than 7 feet above the ground.

Additionally, only one dog can be tethered at a time and have access to its own shelter, food, water, and shade.

These are just a few of the connection changes on offer.

You have a chance to influence changes before they take effect.

Chatham County Animal Services is holding a public meeting May 2 at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting will take place in person and online.

If you choose the virtual option and wish to comment or ask a question, you must register in advance.

Click here for the proposed order.

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