LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (WXIA) -- If you're a dog owner in Gwinnett County you should know the laws are changing for your pet. Thursday night was the last chance for people to speak out about that before the Animal Advisory Board before the issue goes up for a vote.
It's the first time in years the regulations have been changed.
One of the major adjustments is a ban on leaving your animal tethered without supervision. Currently that's allowed for up to one hour, but under the proposed change dogs cannot be left tethered without the owner in sight.
Other changes include lowering the days a lost or stray animal is held at animal control before it can be adopted. Currently that minimum is set at five days. It could change to three in an effort to speed up adoptions.