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Published on Jun 1, 2016
Produced by DCTV (DeKalb County Television) Channel 23, this PSA explains the revisions to a DeKalb County animal ordinance that are now in effect.
Additional Information: A revised animal services ordinance is now in effect to help improve animal welfare in DeKalb County. This Public Service Announcement gives details about the major changes which took effect March 15, 2016.
In addition to the new revisions, the following ordinances remain in effect:
• Dogs must be maintained on the property of the owner or on a leash controlled by a responsible and competent person.
• Tethering of dogs is prohibited, unless the owner or caretaker is physically within reach of the dog.
• Animals must be securely and humanely enclosed within a proper enclosure as a means of primary restraint. Such enclosure must be securely locked any time the animal is unattended.
• As a secondary means of restraint, an animal may be attached to a trolley system less than twelve hours in a 24-hour period and not during the hours of 10 p.m. – 6 a.m.
About DeKalb County Animal Services: Managed by LifeLine Animal Project, DeKalb County Animal Services provides humane care for animals at the shelter, veterinary care, pet adoptions, pet reclaim services, volunteer opportunities, foster care, and rescue group coordination. To view animals available for adoption, or other information about DeKalb County’s animal shelter, please visit www.dekalbanimalservices.com/adopt.
For more information about DeKalb County, visit DeKalbCountyGA.gov. For more DeKalb County news, visit dctvchannel23.tv.