Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
February 16, 2007
Cairo-- The recent animal ordinance passed by Cairo city council changes the old one only slightly, but significantly. Any dog labeled "vicious" must be registered by the city by April 1st.
But what constitutes vicious? "What we're basically looking at are animals that have been unprovoked and attacked somebody, bitten them, scratched them, hurt them in some way," says veterinarian Dr. Patricia Dileo.
The registration law requires a recent color photo of the animal in question every year along with an annual $40 fee. Owners also must show proof of liability insurance for $100,000 damage the animal could cause.
But Dileo says the ordinance could have been worse, for owners of certain breeds. "Initially they tried to pin it on pit bulls because unfortunately pit bulls have been branded an evil vicious creature."
A pit bull owner herself, Amanda Taylor is glad they've removed the species specific element of the ordinance. As a vet tech, she's sees first hand that animals of all types could be qualified as vicious. "We have from Chihuahuas to, we have mean cow's I mean, that attack us."
Dogs that are found to be vicious will have to wear a dangerous dog collar to identify them. If it attacks again, there will be consequences. "Ultimately they'll have the right to take the dog away from that person and potentially have it destroyed,"said Dileo.
Dileo thinks the ordinance will provoke accountability in the public. "I would hope that the public would just be more aware of there animals and confine them properly, and don't allow them free access to roaming, ultimately that's why they get hurt," she said. Or potentially, hurt someone else.
The Cairo police chief plans to meet with animal control soon to hammer out more details about how they will specifically enforce the new law.