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County tether laws to be reviewed

POSTED: February 16, 2011 3:00 p.m.

County officials are working on updating its animal control ordinances, and one group wants an anti-tethering law worked into the rules.

Victor Tetreault, an attorney with the Georgia Animal Rescue Defense (GARD), a no-kill nonprofit animal shelter in Pembroke, encouraged the Bryan County Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting last week to consider adopting anti-tethering laws to end cruelty to dogs and help keep the community safe.

“We’re not advocating that dogs roam free in Bryan County to get in touch with their inner selves,” he told commissioners. “We’re advocating getting rid of constant tethering.”

After the meeting, Bryan County Animal Control Director Skip Youmans said he is working on revising the county’s animal control ordinances and will present his changes to the commissioners either next month or in April.

For more, pick up a copy of the Feb. 16 edition of the news.

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