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Committee supports tethering limits

Vicious dog committee holds final meeting

Reggie Kern, member of the city committee addressing vicious dog regulations, explains to the rest of the committee Wedneday night how he safely tethers his dogs.

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The committee appointed by Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison to sharpen vicious dogs regulations voted Wednesday night to add tethering restrictions to the list of recommendations it will forward to the City Council.
Of the nine members: Seven supported the idea of a new ordinance that would place time and other restrictions on tieing dogs outdoors; one, Police Chief Dean Akings, favored a total ban saying it would be easier to enforce; and one, pit bull owner Reggie Kern who tethers his dogs regularly, opposed any ban, noting existing laws should be utilized. This marked the final meeting of the ...


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