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Cat death in Quitman prompts reminder from city's police chief

Wesley Ross Wesley Ross
QUITMAN, GA (WALB) -

Residents in Quitman are being reminded to make sure their dogs are not running loose in the city.

The city's police chief said that as of Wednesday there were numerous dogs running loose in the city and the dogs are believed to have killed at least one cat and possibly another.

Chief Wesley Ross said several of the dogs had been caught as of Wednesday, but he believed a few were still on the loose.

He said it's not clear where the dogs came from, but he reminded residents that they could face hundreds of dollars in fines and possibly have their dog put down if it is caught running loose.

"If it's just a dog running at large, that's $200," Chief Ross explained. "If it [causes] cruelty to another animal, the judge can pass judgment then and have a major fine or even have the dog put to sleep."

Chief Ross added that if you see a dog running loose in the city, the best thing to do is to call 911 and have the animal control officer dispatched to the area.

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