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Valdosta vet proposes anti-chain ordinance in Lowndes Co.

Amanda Hall Amanda Hall

A Valdosta veterinarian was asking Wednesday for Lowndes County commissioners to consider adopting an anti-chaining ordinance for dogs in the county.

Dr. Amanda Hall wanted the county to ban, or at least put restrictions on, chaining up dogs outside. She said this is best for the community.

She proposed the idea on Monday and again at the commissioners' meeting Tuesday night. "Dogs that are chronically chained are often a lot more aggressive, very territorial, almost three times more likely to bite than non-chained dogs."

Dr. Hall noted that many residents came to the meeting wearing gray to show their support for the idea.

The commissioners did not take a vote on the issue Tuesday night, but are expected to revisit the issue at their annual retreat in February

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