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Responsibility required to curb roaming pets


Tonia Copeland

Containing and leashing dogs is required by city ordinance in Kimball. Recently many citizens have complained about errant dogs. Seen here are three Kimball youth leading by example. From left, Katie Kilgore, Kaitlyn Cole and Jasmine Gawith with Riggs.

Safe spaces to walk in Kimball seem to be in short supply as more and more local walkers are taking to Facebook to complain about errant dogs.

Complaints range from the approach of an unknown dog to outright attacks and some report that they are on solo walks while others have their own dog(s) on a leash.

In addition to their own personal safety, many are concerned for the safety of their pets, as well as, that of the animal at large.

Walking on County roads is not a safe alternative either, as Jamie Carpenter reported a near-attack while doing just that.

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