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Pitt County commissioners consider stricter canine ordinances

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - CORRECTION:

In this story, we incorrectly referred to roaming dogs as "rabid dogs."

According to the proposal, all dogs in public spaces, with the exception of hunting dogs, must be placed under physical restraint.

This doesn't necessarily mean the dog has to be placed on a leash.

Dogs on your private property do not have to be under physical restraint, but they must be under your control.

We apologize for the error.

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The Pitt County Board of Commissioners is considering a stricter canine control ordinance.

Area resident Beth Sanchez is proposing almost all dogs to be placed on leashes and giving Animal Control the power to enforce that rule and take rabid dogs off the street.

At Monday's Pitt County board meeting, many people including cyclist Marie Lewis testified on their experiences with uncontrollable dogs.

"These things were baring their teeth at me, and every step I took, I would take a step to the right and they would go at me," Lewis said.

But some people like Ariana Nunez don't agree with the proposed ordinance.

"It kind of limits what you can do with your dog," Nunez said. "If you're always on a leash, you can't play fetch with him."
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