The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia and the Hall County Animal Shelter are working together to review the county’s outdoor canine restraint ordinance.
The Humane Society will be seeking input throughout the summer from community members by conducting online surveys and hosting focus groups. Their feedback will be used by officials from the Hall County Animal Shelter to provide recommendations to the Hall County Board of Commissioners later this summer or early in the fall.
The county’s current ordinance prohibits the owner of a “potentially dangerous animal” to allow the animal outside a proper enclosure, unless the animal is restrained by a chain or leash and is under the physical restraint of a responsible person. The leash should not be longer than six feet and should be strong enough to prevent escape of the animal, according to the ordinance.
Compiled from Hall County government press release