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Posted: Thursday, June 9th 2011 at 9:35am

Forsyth Co. mulls animal control change

By The Associated Press
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Ken Jarrard
CUMMING - Authorities in Forsyth County are debating a change to its animal control ordinance in an attempt to better protect animals bitten by other animals.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the issue sparked lively debate among Forsyth County commissioners at a meeting this weeky.

Forsyth County Attorney Ken Jarrard said the county's animal control ordinance has no regulations to protect animals bitten by dogs. He said the law only declares a dog a dangerous if it bites a human.

College Park officials are also trying to toughen animal control rules in that city. In an attempt to reduce dog attacks, College Park plans to charge residents an annual fee if they own breeds of dogs deemed ``potentially dangerous.''

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