As reported 29 years ago in The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 1977:
New animal ordinance
A new animal control ordinance was adopted by the Board of Commissioners in its regular session in Appling on Nov. 1. The Board passed the new county-wide ordinance to supersede the Martinez-Evans leash law last year.
The ordinance states that animals are not allowed to run at large or be on public streets without a leash or under the control of a responsible person, and must wear a collar with a valid vaccination tag and identification tag attached.
Any animals that are found not complying with the laws will be impounded and can be reclaimed within five days upon payment of a fee of $5 plus $2 per day of impoundment.
Violations of the ordinance will be treated as a misdemeanor.
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