The Hall County Animal Shelter and Humane Society of Northeast Georgia are partnering on an initiative to review Hall County’s outdoor canine restraint ordinance.
“Hall County is proud to partner with the Humane Society on this initiative,” Hall County Assistant Administrator Lisa Johnsa said. “Our goal is to ensure that citizens’ voices are heard on this topic in a planned, balanced and organized way.”
Johnsa said the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia’s role will focus on soliciting community input on the proposed changes by conducting online surveys and hosting focus groups.
“The safety and welfare of Hall County’s animals is our top priority,” said Jennifer Loggins, who serves on the Humane Society’s Board of Directors. “We are looking forward to hearing what the public has to say in regard to the broader impacts of how dogs are restrained outdoors in every part of our community, both in urban and rural areas.”
Humane Society leaders will garner input and insight throughout the summer. This input will be used by officials at the Hall County Animal Shelter to provide recommendations to the Hall County Board of Commissioners in late summer or early fall.