Frequently Asked Questions
DOES MY PET NEED A RABIES SHOT?
DO I HAVE TO SPAY/NEUTER MY PET?
YES! Local ordinance 5-42 requires all dogs and cats over the ages of six months to be spayed or neutered by the time they reach six months of age.
Sec. 5-42. – Sterilization requirement.
No person may own, keep, harbor, or have custody of a dog or cat six months of age or older within the Macon-Bibb County that has not been spayed or neutered unless such person holds an unaltered animal permit for each unaltered dog or cat, or unless the dog or cat is otherwise exempt under this article.
DOES MY PET QUALIFY FOR A BREEDER’S PERMIT?
Call 478-621-6791 and speak to Officer Adams or send her an email at Sadams@maconbibb.us
CAN MY DOG BE TIED UP?
5-22 It shall be unlawful for any owner or other person controlling or possessing any dog or cat to:
(1)Leave a dog or cat tethered outdoors while unattended by its owner.
(2)Tether a dog or cat except by means of a properly fitting harness or collar of nylon or leather construction and a tether in proportion to the size of the animal. The tether must be at least fifteen (15) feet in length with a swivel at both ends.
(3)Tether a dog or cat outdoors under conditions where the animal or tether can become entangled on the tether, another animal, or some other object or where the tether can restrict the animal’s access to suitable, edible, and sufficient food, clean water (cool in summer and unfrozen in winter), and appropriate shelter.
(4)Tether a dog or cat outdoors in unsafe or unsanitary conditions or when said tether does not allow the animal to defecate or urinate in an area separate from the areas where it must eat, drink or lie down
(5)Expose a dog or cat to any weather conditions that cause immediate imminent threat to the animal’s physical well-being.