WARNER ROBINS — Houston County animal owners will not be able to tie up their pets outside, if a proposed ordinance passes the Houston County Commission next month.
The commissioners reviewed an amendment Tuesday during a scheduled meeting that would change the animal control laws currently on the books to prohibit the use of a leash, tie down or chain to keep animals restrained outside.
“This is in response to some of the just horrible conditions people leave their animals in outside,” said Commissioner Tom McMichael.
The matter will be voted on during the commission’s Sept. 7 meeting.
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The commission also voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that established a minimum of 20 acres of property to be used to be claimed as a tax credit if used to grow timber, and approved $130,000 to purchase seven vehicles for the county.
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