Cobb commission votes to ban animal tethering 


Cobb County commissioners have banned the practice of tying up your animal and leaving them unattended most of the time.

The officials voted 5-0 at a Tuesday night meeting to amend the county code section about controlling animals, said Sheri Kell, county spokeswoman.

Owners now can’t “chain, tie, fasten or otherwise tether the dog to a stationary object or pulley run as a means of confinement,” according to the amended code.

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The board started this process in July, and the first time folks had a chance to voice their opinion on the topic was in February. There was a second meeting in early March and then a third later that month.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported that the majority of speakers at those meetings voiced their opposition to unsupervised tethering.

This change comes a couple years after Gwinnett County made a similar change.

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