Brown County, WI Brown County dog ordinance gets 2nd look

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Postby cheekymunkee » July 7th, 2008, 11:12 pm

Brown County dog ordinance gets 2nd look
Panel to review proposal Tuesday

By Tony Walter • twalter@... • July 7, 2008



The Brown County Public Safety Committee on Tuesday will revisit a proposed ordinance that would regulate the housing of outdoor dogs.

The committee backed the ordinance last month but the County Board, after hearing from opponents of the ordinance, sent it back for a more thorough discussion.



The ordinance would limit the chaining or tethering of dogs to a stationary object to one hour.



A running line or trolley must be at least 10 feet long, and no dog may be tied or fastened with anything attached directly to the dog's neck. Untethered dogs must be housed in an enclosure that's at least 100 square feet and must have access to shelter and fresh water.



Supporters of the ordinance say too many dogs are being chained, which makes them more aggressive and more likely to bite. The proposed ordinance has gained the support of the Sheriff's Department, which says it would give officers an additional tool to deal with dog owners who do not adequately supervise their dogs.



Dog owners told board supervisors the ordinance would unfairly punish hunters and kennel owners.



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