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Augusta Animal Services advisory subcommittee meetings, discussion drifting away from stated goals

...Beverly Hixon, the founder of Kitty Konnection rescue, asked the subcommittee to consider exempting cats from the leash law, which would allow rescue groups to trap, sterilize and release feral animals.Hixon said the practice would drastically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-06/augusta-animal-services-advis
More pet laws won't help

...advocated government intervention.Laws and mandates affect only the responsible people. I can attest to the fact the county leash law is not upheld.Lorna Barrett said that some people may be inclined to surrender their pets (family members with fur...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-10-09/more-pet-laws-wont-help
Augusta teenager dies after being struck by car

...Collins was taken to Georgia Regents Hospital, where he succumbed to the injuries about 7:15 p.m.The driver of the Acura was not charged.Robyn Gledhill, the dog's owner, was issued a citation for a violation of the state leash law.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-10/augusta-teenager-dies-
4 teens struck on Richmond County roads since Thursday

...driver of the Acura was not charged but the dog's owner, Robyn Gledhill, was cited for a violation of the Georgia leash law.Demonta was attending a birthday party next to Gledhill's house when the dog approached him in what another neighbor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-13/4-teens-struck-richmon
Rants & Raves

...they start showing up here in such numbers? Or has it already begun? COLUMBIA COUNTY Animal Services should enforce the leash law when it has been brought to their attention several times before a child waiting for a school bus gets bitten. I CAN...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-26/rants-raves
Rants & Raves

...The speed limit is 25/20, and most people on Teakwood Drive run 45-plus mph. Keep up the good work. THERE IS A leash law in Harlem; however, it does not appear to apply to the first lady of Harlem. YOUR FRONT-PAGE story about a sickle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-07/rants-raves
Officials, residents exchange ideas at Augusta government open house

...wills and guardianship, and Sharon Broady, the director of Animal Services, answered questions about pet adoptions and leash laws.Many of the directors said the foot traffic was good, but they would have liked to have seen more. They're hoping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-09-29/officials-residents-exch
Rants & Raves

...kept in your yard or on a leash. This includes cats. Cats stink, leave deposits in flower beds and kill birds. The leash law is there for a reason. Obey the law and keep your cats and dogs in your yard. WASHINGTON STATE has made it legal to smoke...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-19/rants-raves
Grovetown man in jail after neighbor's Chihuahua shot

...shoot the animal to "keep her dog from suffering." A Columbia County Animal Services officer told the woman about the leash law. No charges were filed at the time.Thomas was being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on Friday on a $5...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2011-08-26/grovetown-man-jail-aft
Quit speeding through neighborhoods

...my dogs at 6 a.m. one recent morning. They were just going with me to pick up the paper.Yes, I know there is a leash law, but there also are speeding laws. What would have happened if it had been a child waiting for a bus?Slow down.Trudy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2011-09-24/quit-speeding-through-ne