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Tougher penalties in revised animal control ordinance

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Hinds County Board of Supervisors approves revising an animal control ordinance.

The new ordinance provides tougher penalties, fines and jail time for animal owners who do not comply.

It gives a new definition for wild animals and requires all hybrid wolf-dogs, pit bulls and or fighting dogs to be registered with the Hinds County Sheriffs Department Animal Control Division.

The breeds are not outlawed in the county but must be registered to be legal.

The variance also specifies how the pets are housed and a minimum home owners or rental insurance policy.

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