Enforcement will begin May 1 for a ban on unsupervised dog tethering in Hall County.
Mike Ledford, Hall County’s director of animal services, said the fine for violating the ordinance will be determined by the Magistrate Court.
The new ordinance was the result of a collaboration between the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia and Hall County Animal Services. The county researched other municipalities’ tethering rules while the Humane Society gathered public input through a survey and focus groups.
The city of Gainesville also bans dog tethering.