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Anderson County Panel To Consider Tethering Ordinance

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Anderson County Panel To Consider Tethering Ordinance Anderson County Panel To Consider Tethering Ordinance

The Anderson County Animal-Welfare Committee met Friday to talk about ideas that would limit the length of time that residents can tether their dogs.

No decisions were made at the meeting, but supporters and opponents of the idea were in attendance. One supporter of the proposed ordinance, which would apply to unincorporated areas in the county, is prepared to give Freedom Fences, a non-profit organization who has asked county council members to consider the ordinance, a $100,000 donation if it passes. Opponent Anthony Saville told our news coverage partners at the Anderson Independent-Mail that the county should continue enforcing its existing animal cruelty laws instead of trying to create more regulations.
 

"What we're talking and you can find it if you drive around a little bit, dogs tied up with big chains, the other end of the chain is hooked to a rock or tree," said Councilman Tom Moore. "That's mainly what these folks are looking at and trying to do. Give these dogs some freedom and a better way of life."

The committee will take a couple of weeks and look at other counties in the upstate who have adopted similar ordinances before they meet again to draft a plan. Anderson County Council will have to approve any tethering ordinance that is brought forth.
 
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