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Committee votes to put down dangerous dog
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Apr 11, 2013 | 1032 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jones County’s Dangerous Dog Committee made a difficult decision last week to have a dog who has been a repeat offender put down.

The April 2 committee meeting was brief. Chairman Lehman Wood called the meeting to order, and, following a short discussion, the vote was taken. The result was a unanimous decision that the white American bulldog that had been terrorizing people on Graystone Circle should be euthanized.

The file on the animal contained four incident reports documenting complaints to the Jones County Sheriff’s Department about the dog. Jones County Animal Control Director Jennifer Gidden said the dog had bitten three people, including a shelter worker where the dog has been housed since February.

The director said the dog would be put down the next morning.

According to Georgia law, a dangerous dog is a dog that, without provocation, inflicts severe injury on a human, or a dog that, without provocation, aggressively bites, attacks, or endangers the safety of humans.

Jones County’s Code was amended in June of 2010 to include dangerous dog controls, and the Dangerous Dog Committee was formed.

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