The man from Animal controll lied to me about just about every law he quoted. Now I looked for one in perticular about the number of certain animals per acre. I do not see it anywhere. He says it is with the Georgia department of Agriculture but I cannot find it.
He said I had to be licensed and that was a lie.
He said I was running an illegial rescue group and that is a lie.
He said leashed at all times even in yard that is fenced and that was a lie.
He said I have to have proof of rabies on my person at all times and that the dog must have a collar and tag on at all times even while in house and crated and THAT was a lie.
I cannot find anything on this limitation he referrs to can someone help me find it please? I know we have many Georgia members here someone must be able tofind it cuz I can't seem to.
He said something about 7 dogs per acre but i have a feeling that is for people who breed or bord or train for money.
I have to go to the ER for an inner ear infection but I wil be bk on later. thanks in advance to anyone that can help me find this.
***Edited By: pitsanddobes on 2/25/2005 7:25:18 PM*** Reason: typo
I am an attorney and have access to some legal databases--I did a quick search in the GA statutes. I looked for statutes with the words dog (canine/pet/domesticated animal and other synonyms) and acre (or other synonym) and didn't find anything related to your issue. The only stuff that came up was about hunting, which obviously doesn't apply.
The only other thing I found was that you do need a license to operate a shelter/kennel type of thing but it doesn't seem thats what you are doing so you should be fine. If you want the specific statute for that I can give it to you.
I'll check a few other databases for you when I get to work tomorrow and let you know if I come up with anything.
Thank you soooo much because they are threatening to cite me and take posession of and destroy my dogs based on some law I cannot seem to find. I had to board Dawns dog because he was barking so much and i didn't want them to take him. I am just beside myself with hurt and anger.
I know and I cannot find one single hing in the county ordinance that says anything about the number of pets you can have. I think he is jerking me around but having the extensive advocacy backround that i do i know all too well that researching the issue fully is a number one priority. That is the one area i need to be sure of before i take these jokers to court and i think even then I sahould be exempt form this simply because I had all but one of the dogs I now OWN when I moved here from Florida.
Since I'm a computer geek, I went and looked around some. For Augusta, the laws don't cover anything he complained about. Hell, some of them work in your favour, like the one about leashing dogs in public, but not when they are contained in a vehicle, etc. Since if there was a law about leashing in your backyard it would be in the same general area of the laws.
I live in Ga, there just after you, all he told you was crap! I use to manage a humane soc, an it;s almost impossible to take someones dogs.no matter how bad the animal is taken care of. someone is complaining about you and keeps pushing it. thats what it is. you neeed a liscense if you have over 25 dogs. as long as you dogs have food and water and shelter ,they canot do anything. i know this for sure. but you do have to show proof of rabies. go tell him to suck an egg,
I saw in another post that you weren't going to be on here for a while, but I thought I would let you know that I did some more searching here at work and still have found nothing. I searched the ordinances in the town of Augusta and there is nothing that I found. You have probably looked at the town of Augusta official website already, but that is where I found the ordinances for the city. So, after some searching I have found nothing in state or town laws prohibiting what you are doing. If in fact there is a law out there, they are making it VERY difficult to find! Sorry I couldn't come up with anything, but hopefully that is good news for you.
If he comes back again tell him you want him to cite the specific statute/ordinance that you are in "violation" of. If they are going to make threats such as taking your dogs away, they should be able to provide the specific basis for such threats!
Well, it could be that different, considering that in looking on the net there are countys in GA that have a specific number of dogs ordinance, but Richmond county doesn't have any ordinance that specifies number of dogs, or anything else that was complained about.
he claimed it was a department of agriculture thing or someting. Soemthing that said like 7 dogs per one acre two horses and so on. And actually if they want to take my dogs they can come try it prety easily just about any judge will give them a warrent because i have the pits.
well I live indouglas ga,and they only come once a year to check my dogs ,an i have over 30 bulldogs. they only check to see if they have clean water. they have never gave me any trouble,because they know i ran a humane soc and i know they can't do nothing too me. i told them when i received my kennel liscene that i want put up with them picking me to death with the small stuff. that i have see some bad thing working for the humae soc and they would'nt do any thing. i don't think they have been here in two years. you have to stand your ground . and tell them your dogs are well taken care of . unless you live where there is people complaing about the barking. why did they come to your house in the first place? elaine in ga,
Look on the animal control or shelter web site in your area and it should tell you there.
We have to license our dogs here in California and can only have 4 to 6 dogs and thats in the County.
If we have more dogs then we need a kennel license and they let us have up to 15 dogs. It cost us 3000.00 for this license and if they don't aprove it, you loose the 3000.00 you gave them. Nice people huh?
I don't know if this applies to you but I found it.
What happens if I donít pay my dog license fee?
Dog license fee are generally set by the locality where the dog resides. States give these municipalities great latitude in setting fees and dog taxes. In some states, failure to pay license fees not only prevents the issuing of a license, but may also make the dog subject to impoundment. The best course of action is to talk to local licensing authorities to see if an arrangement can be made for gradual or partial payment. For more on dog licensing, click here. Here is the web site