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Dogs running loose in Columbia are in the spotlight

An 18-year resident of Columbia is appealing to the City for help with dogs running loose and also excessive barking through the night.

Police have been contacted over and over, they have talked to the neighbors who own the dogs.

The neighbors claim they have the electronic fence with electronic leashes on their dogs. Those dogs, however, are regularly seen outside their yard chasing LWC students jogging by and walkers on the street.

One law official advised to get a BB gun. Ammonia power squirt guns have been thought of.

The Sheriff was called which resulted in a drive by. The security camera showed that the minute the Sheriffs vehicle passed the corner, the neighbor looked out, then opened the door and let the dogs loose.

The stressed Columbia resident likes dogs - but does not like aggressive, threatening dogs able to freely run up on people. Questions are being raised about the city's leash ordinance and the subject is under study.

This story was posted on 2021-12-31 09:14:39
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Law concerning dogs running loose in Columbia

2021-12-31 - Columbia, KY - Photo partial of Ordinance 840.3 by Linda Waggener.
City of Columbia Ordinance 840.3 reads, in part, that it is against the law to let animals run loose within the city limits. A copy of the Ordinance in full is available from City Hall, 270-384-2501.

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