Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
TIFTON, GA (WALB) - In recent weeks, three children have been injured in serious dog attacks across South Georgia. Many communities have ordinances on the books that hold pet owners accountable. Dogs can be a man's best friend, but in the blink of an eye, even the friendliest dog can attack. "You just have to be extra extra careful, says Regina Wells, Tift County Animal Control Director. She knows first hand the importance of having control of your pets, especially large dogs. Here in Tift County, there are three main ordinances in place to enforce that control. The first one is the Leash Law.
"You have to maintain control of them. They have to be on a ten foot chain, swivels on both ends, again you have to maintain control," she says. Then there's the Nuisance Law. "You know a barking dog, running over there using the bathroom in your yard, or running over there biting somebody in the face, I mean that's a nuisance," says Wells. Finally, animal control stresses Running at Large, which is when your pet is again out of your control, possibly roaming around your neighbors yard. People who offend any of these ordinances can be fined. And it can get expensive. Citation fines can run 125 dollars and up.
Of course some are dogs typically more dangerous than others. In a recent study, Pit Bulls were ranked number one for most dangerous dogs, Rottweilers second, and German Shepards ranked third. But Wells stresses the fact that if you treat your dog with love, they'll treat you with love right back. It's important for parents to stress to kids the importance of treating dogs properly.
"I teach her not to pull their tail, not to mess with their food, and don't get too close," says Wells. But at the end of the day, it doesn't matter if a dog is taunted. Your dog is your responsibility, and you pay the fine if they attack.
State law also requires all dog owners to get their pets vaccinated for rabies.