Dog chains under scrutiny in Edgecombe – Rocky Mount Telegram


The Watch Dog response: See what was said during the public comments as it relates to Animal Control Complaints from Janice Thompson President Tender Mercies.
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TARBORO — A special committee to examine the use of chains to leash dogs has been established by the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners.

The committee was created during Monday’s county board meeting after Janice Thompson, president of Tender Mercies, asked commissioners to adopt an ordinance banning the use of chains.

Thompson recounted examples of mistreated dogs tied up with heavy chains outside houses in the county. She said many of those animals were found to be living in freezing conditions and infested with heart worms.

Outlawing chains would just mean an influx of dogs at the Edgecombe County Animal Shelter, said Kathy Williams, who volunteers at the shelter. (Read more)

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