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Garland County leaders delay dog ordinance vote

The Garland County Quorum Court decided to postpone voting on a proposed dog confinement ordinance Monday.
LITTLE ROCK, AR-- The Garland County Quorum Court decided to postpone voting on a proposed dog confinement ordinance Monday.

Leaders say they want to discuss the issue more before taking a final vote.

The ordinance would require dog owners to confine their dogs to a leash or inside a fence. If passed, the penalty would be up to a $1000 fine.

The issue passed the public safety committee last week and exempts service and hunting dogs.

Supporters say the ordinance is a perfect way to prevent future dog attacks, while opponents say the proposal will not protect dog owners who live in rural areas and use their dogs for protection.

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