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The Jackson County Animal Shelter’s Animal Control program consists of three Officers that provide coverage for the unincorporated areas of Jackson County.
In 2018, these Officers have responded to over 2,500 calls, and over 2,000 animals have been impounded to our shelter under the category of “stray.”
Additionally, these officers have responded to a wide variety of other complaints, such as welfare concerns, abuse, neglect, and provided response and follow up to animal attacks.
Most of our calls this year have been for violations of the county leash law.
The Jackson County leash law is very simple; owners of animals must keep those animals contained to the owner’s property, and when they are not on the owner’s property, they must be on a leash, or portable kennel.
To avoid being in violation of the leash law, and risking your pet being lost, the following steps are recommended;
It is also common for dogs that are repeatedly escaping the confines of your property to be doing so because they are attracted to something outside your fence. This could be another animal, another animal’s food source, kids playing, and a host of other distractions. Check out the areas that your dog is most attracted to on your fence line, chances are there is something there that is prompting the escape attempts.
Following these simple tips will help insure your dog stays in your yard, and that they don’t have to make a trip here to the shelter!