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Lamar County in South Mississippi is one of the fastest growing counties with an agrarian history. For at least the past five years, homeowners have allowed their animals to roam the streets freely with little regard to other animals or humans alike.
In 2009, there were 16 reported animal nuisance calls to the Lamar County Sheriffs Office and during the week of 01/18/10 there were two incidents concerning animals. One incident occurred in a neighborhood where a woman on her daily walk was accosted and bitten by a neighbor's dog; the other incident involved a neighbor's dog gaining access to another neighbor's little dog via a locked fence and gate. The little dog, Belle, was torn from head to tail by the other dog.
We are constantly hearing about how Lamar County has no leash laws, has no animal laws, and has no animal control. In today's 21st Century, it is time to at least pass a leash law levied with fines to those pet owners who disregard the proposed law.
We are establishing the safety of the 200 Block of West 24th Street in relation to dogs that reside on the block. There has been constant harassment and threats to pet owners on our block.
The SPCA tours our block numerous times a week in reaction to the constant complaints by a specific resident on the block and we would like to re-establish our credibility and respond to the unfounded claims.