Johnson County Amends Animal Regulations

Johnson County Commissioners
Johnson County Commissioners

At their last meeting January 17, the Johnson County Commissioners voted to amend their recently-adopted animal regulations.
Based on recommendations and comments taken at a public hearing last fall, the changes were drafted and brought before the commission for discussion and possible approval.
Chairman Smokey Wildeman and Deputy County Attorney Christian Lukjan explained the changes during the meeting.
The definition of a kennel or veterinary clinic, in the approved amendment, is “a facility that houses, shelters, or trains animals for a monetary value as a primary source of business and is properly licensed if necessary.”
According to information discussed at the meeting, the sheriff's department has had few complaints about dogs barking in the county, and has only issued two citations for dogs-at-large, resulting from two dogs mauling a sheep in the county.

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