The Georgia Safe Outdoor Dog Act is Introduced

Great Pyrenees - livestock guardian dog

The Georgia Safe Outdoor Dog Act, HB1450, has been introduced in the GA General Assembly. This bill is dedicated to the rescue staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to care for neglected dogs in Georgia.

This legislation improves, expands, and clarifies the minimum standards for dogs who live outdoors.

You can find the original version of the legislation HB 1450 online.

NO ACTION is needed at this time, but stay tuned for updates!

Summary of the bill:

“A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 8 of Title 4 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to dogs, so as to provide protections for dogs kept outdoors; to provide a short title; to provide for definitions; to provide for standards of care; to provide for exceptions; to provide for penalties; to provide for preemption; to provide an effective date; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.”

There are six sponsors of the bill.