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Garner Drops Plans To Ban, Limit Pets

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GARNER — The Garner Board of Alderman have taken a stand on whether to limit the number of pets residents can own.

The board had considered banning all pit bulls and limiting the number of dogs residents could own.

After hours of debate Tuesday night, it decided to scrap the proposals.

Instead, the board voted to better enforce the pet nuisance ordinance already in place.

"I think it puts more responsibility on the owner. I think it's good. It will cut down on dog abuse and dog nuisances," dog owner Diane Wathen said.

The compromise means that the group will be dealing with dog problems on a case by case basis, instead of across the board.