Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Katelin Carroll
Staff Reporter 

County established policy for stray and at-large dogs

 


The county commission voted on a resolution during the March 15th meeting, hoping to put a policy in place that allowed a Dog Catcher to detain stray and “at-large” dogs, or dogs who have become a public nuisance.

A citizen, who identified herself as a vet, voiced her concern as to how the county would make the dog’s owner pay for veterinary bills, if veterinary care was needed. Commissioner Ronnie Brewer and Mayor Jonah Keltner answered that it would be up to the county to get reimbursement for the veterinary bills.

Commissioner Timmie Hinson asked the County Attorney, Jack Heath,...



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