New McCracken County animal ordinance detailed

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Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. - It's something many dog owners out in McCracken County have been paying attention to.  Monday night, residents learned more about what McCracken County's new animal control ordinance could be.

The Fiscal Court is proposing an increase in fines for dogs reported running off-leash.

The ordinance puts in place a price hike from $25 to $30 for the first offense.

A second offense would increase from $50 to $60.

They also redefined the term "excessively at large" when it comes to dogs running loose.

"If I call about a dog 'at large' and they come out there and take it to its owner, they will tell them if we're called within the next 90 days for this dog being 'at large' again.  We can pick up this dog and take it in," McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry said.

McCraken County's off leash animal ordinance proposal is expected to be considered at the next meeting, May 13, and could be in place by July 1.

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