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Posted: Thursday, October 10th 2013 at 12:54pm

Anti-tethering push for dogs moves forward

By Derreck Booth Editor
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GAINESVILLE - As some residents lobby the Hall County Commission for an anti-tethering ordinance related to dogs, the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia confirmed Thursday it's in support of such a measure.

Humane Society Executive Director David Arias said his family has dogs, and he understands any concerns.

"We wanted to make sure, just like a lot of folks would want the assurance that this wouldn't relate to that kind of a short-term, casual putting a dog on a leash for a short period of time or to give them some time, a few hours outside," Arias said.

He said it's for egregious cases.

"They'll purchase a dog, or get a dog maybe when they even shouldn't have one, and they'll leave them on a heavy leash, tied to a tree in the middle of the back yard without adequate shelter or possibly even not adequate food or water."

An online petition for the anti-tethering measure states the spirit of the law is to prevent long-term, ongoing chaining and tethering of dogs.

Harriette Taylor of Gainesville is listed as the creator of the petition.

According to a humane society Facebook post, organizers have formed a committee. The society has been working with the committee as it, "move(s) toward presenting the ordinance to the Hall County Commissioners for a vote," the post states.

The city of Gainesville already has a similar ordinance, according to Arias.

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