Cobb County residents can not tether their animals after a recent vote.
Photo: Laura Skelding/Austin American-Statesman
Photo: Laura Skelding/Austin American-Statesman

Cobb commission votes to ban animal tethering 

Cobb County commissioners have banned the practice of tying up your animal and leaving them unattended most of the time.

The officials voted 5-0 at a Tuesday night meeting to amend the county code section about controlling animals, said Sheri Kell, county spokeswoman.

Owners now can’t “chain, tie, fasten or otherwise tether the dog to a stationary object or pulley run as a means of confinement,” according to the amended code.

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The board started this process in July, and the first time folks had a chance to voice their opinion on the topic was in February. There was a second meeting in early March and then a third later that month.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported that the majority of speakers at those meetings voiced their opposition to unsupervised tethering.

This change comes a couple years after Gwinnett County made a similar change.

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