November 27, 2021


We know our pets

Franklin County adopts ordinance outlawing puppies that have killed people ::

— The Franklin County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance Wednesday evening that states that any puppy that has killed a human will be confiscated and set down.

“Notwithstanding other sections of this ordinance, any dog that kills or has killed a human being shall, at the owner’s price, promptly be taken into the custody of Franklin County Animal Products and services and housed for up to thirty times and shall at the conclude of this time be humanely wrecked,” the ordinance reads. “Practically nothing herein shall avert reported dog’s owner from voluntarily agreeing to have the dog humanely ruined. The proprietor of stated pet dog shall be assessed a $50 a working day boarding payment for just about every working day the County retains the dog in its custody.”

The ruling is efficient promptly, this means that, if a pet dog that has beforehand killed anyone is introduced into Franklin County, officers will maintain it at the county’s animal shelter and then euthanize it except a choose intervenes.

The ruling will come on the heels of the an April pet assault in Garner that killed Jayden Henderson, 7, and severely wounded her mom, WRAL Information worker Heather Trevaskis. The dogs’ proprietors, Joseph and Amanda White, have given that introduced programs to offer their Garner home and move to property in Franklin County, and they are suing to regain custody of the two puppies, which are being held at the Wake County Animal Middle.