HAWKINS COUNTY, TN (WJHL)- Rogersville could become the first city in east Tennessee to prohibit dogs from being chained or tethered for extended periods of time. The Hawkins County Humane Society is working to get a law passed in Rogersville that would prevent dog owners from chaining up their dogs for more than three or 12 hours in a 24-hour period.
“It might ruffle a little bit of feathers but it’s the right thing to do,” said Julie Baker, assistant manager at the Hawkins County Humane Society. “We’re not trying to take away anybody’s rights or control what people do on their own property on their own land,” Baker said. “I think we’ve just become accustomed to dogs being on chains and we’ve become immune to it because we see it all the time.”
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