Augusta Commission Approves New Animal Ordinance, Denies Funds for Animal Owner Education

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Augusta Commissioners approved a new animal ordinance Tuesday. The new ordinance will go into effect at the beginning of 2017.

To get the word out, Commissioner Sean Frantom requested the approval of $20,000 to put towards an education program to inform the public on spay and neutering, as well as what pet owners need to do before next year.

Sean Frantom: "We need to educate the public and we need to have the resources to brand what the ordinance is all about and educate folks on what's coming down the road."

City leaders ultimately voted against allocating those funds. The funds would have gone towards pamphlets and billboards.

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