Where is PETA when something positive is done for animals (and by default, the rest of us)?
Recently, our Board of Commissioners voted in new animal ordinances that should work in the best interests of animals as well as humans. As per the News-Daily, the ordinances are not breed specific and include, among other things:
“The annual registration costs for keeping animals declared dangerous, or vicious by the court system — for biting, maiming or killing other animals or humans — will be $1,000. Previously, the annual registration cost for dangerous animals was $100.”
“Restraining a dog by means of tether, chain, cable, rope, leash, or cord, which is attached to a fixed object, or staked to the ground, is considered illegal. All dogs confined outside must be kept within an enclosed fence, no more than six feet in height, or by a running-cable line, or trolley system.”
“Other than licensed kennels, pet shops and clinics, no person shall keep more than five dogs or cats in their home. Owners of animals with litters exceeding four puppies, or kittens, will be required to purchase a $25 breeding permit, which will give the owner a 4-month stay of the county ordinance. Second and third litters by the same animal within the calendar year will cost the owner $50 and $100, respectively.”
You can contact Clayton county’s Animal Control Unit for assistance, but know the priority will be tending to injured animals as opposed to corralling loose ones, according to their web site where other basic questions are answered.
Speaking as someone who has been chased indoors and/or trapped in my car more than once because of someone’s roving, unattended, sweet, loving pet who would never harm a soul … until they do, I am pleased with these new ordinances.
Pet owners and non-pet owners – what do you think of these new ordinances?
Further, there are plenty of animals needing homes at the Clayton County Humane Society but thanks to the new ordinances, one now must pass a criminal background check in order to adopt.
TONIGHT- the Clayton county Board of Education will meet (1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro) regarding the school bus policy at 6:00 p.m. A second meeting on this issue may be held on September 13.