Lincoln County to implement animal control ordinance, seeks public input

SHOSHONE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) After several Lincoln County residents complained about dogs chasing and maiming livestock, county commissioners will hold a public hearing on an animal ordinance.

The ordinance will allow for law officials to cite pet owners, if pets are causing problems.

"Right now there's is no law ordinance against it, so the police can't really do anything, but just talk to the people and tell them to stop, but that's not working," Lincoln County Clerk Brenda Farnworth said. "We're moving to an ordinance."

Farnworth said most of the complaints came from north of Shoshone, but the ordinance will apply within Lincoln County limits.

"The first citation is $25, the second time is $50, the third time is $100 and after that up to $1000 because it then becomes a misdemeanor, said Farnworth.

The public hearing will be on Monday June 18 at 6 p.m. at the Community Center in Shoshone.