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Covington approves tethering ordinance
Tethering ordinance

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington City Council approved the second reading to finalize the city’s ordinance to prohibit the tethering of animals within the city limits March 5 at its meeting.

The council approved the ordinance with one wording change, which was suggested by the county’s animal control department.

The ordinance, clearly states, “Tethering of animals is prohibited.”

The council unanimously approved the first reading of the ordinance at its Feb. 19 meeting. Now that the second reading is approved the ordinance becomes enforceable by city code enforcement and law enforcement.

Councilwoman Susie Keck credited local residents for bringing this issue to the council’s attention.