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GA: Bainbridge: Humane society president requests tethering ban

Discussion in 'Dog Ordinances & Laws' started by Vicki, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    Citizen wants city to change animal law

    By Carol Heard (Contact) | Post-Searchlight
    Published Tuesday, June 15, 2010

    The president of the Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society requested Tuesday the Bainbridge City Council amend its animal control ordinance to outlaw tethering of animals and to ensure that the animal's owners provide adequate shelter.

    Pam Immendorf, president of the Humane Society, spoke to the mayor and city council members about the latest two instances of animal cruelty and pleaded with the council to amend the city's animal control ordinance.

    Last week, a five-month-old dog, named Omni, was found with a cord embedded in its neck. Immendorf said the dog was lucky because she will survive and eventually heal, which hasn't been the case in several previous collar-embedded cases.

    "It's so sad because it is so preventable. It's pure negligence when this happens," Immendorf said.

    Also, there was a case of a dog found dead Friday while tethered by a large chain to a tree, apparently without adequate shelter and water.

    Officers could do nothing to its owners.

    Immendorf said the city's ordinance doesn't outlaw tethering of animals, but the Decatur County animal control law does, and she said the city needs to amend its ordinance to outlaw the practice.

    Tethering is a contributor to dog aggression, Immendorf said, and it is commonly used among those persons who take up dog fighting.

    By outlawing tethering of an animal, Immendorf said it would be one more tool Public Safety officers can use to pursue those who participate in dog fighting.

    The council and mayor took no action nor spoke in response to Immendorf's comments.

    The Post-Searchlight | Citizen wants city to change animal law
  2. Jersey Girl

    Jersey Girl Puppy

    So if I read this right, when I put my dog out on a chain I'm promoting dog fighting? What the hell?? Did this guy fall of a truck or what? I do feel anger because the dog that was hurt, but that was human stupidity. And since when is animal cruelity not enforceable? Because the way I see it leaving a dog with no shelter or water is concidered animal cruelity. And in our neck of Ga. that is an enforceable law. Sounds like dude was being lazy and not wanting to do his job.
  3. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    This thread is almost a year old.

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