Recently in my own neighborhood I've seen a lot of dogs just roaming around. I walk my dogs regularly and have encountered other dogs that I have to work to keep my large dogs from following when I'm out. Putnam County has leash laws and they are enforced with just a phone call.
It's not just about the safety of others in the neighborhood, but responsible pet owners know it's about the safety of pets as well. I stop when I see an animal in the road, but not everyone does or even can always stop in time.
When the weather is permitting (not too hot or not too cold I do allow my doggies to play in the fenced area of my yard. But I have a fence that's six feet tall to prevent their escape and to prevent other animals from harming my two puppies.
Following is a link to the Putnam County ordinance.
With it being summer and many people utilizing the lake for weekends and vacation and having pets it's also a good idea to keep your pet safe in the evening when fireworks are likely to be going off. They are legal in Georgia every single day. I saw many cases of pets missing when owners have now left the area because they had a short term rental and their pet ran off because it was scared of the fireworks. In a strange environment pets should always be on a leash outside.
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