Folly Beach council to discuss dog-leash laws, again

FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) - Folly Beach City Council will hold another reading on Tuesday night to discuss the option of allowing dogs off the leash all day on the beach during the offseason.

Dogs could soon be off-leash all day on Folly Beach during the offseason.

Over a year ago, town leaders approved a trial organization called FIDO, which allowed members of the organization to have their dogs unleashed on the beach, but only between October 1 and May 1 from sun up to 10 a.m.

This new proposal would allow dogs unleashed on the beach all day long during those months.

To take advantage of the proposed hours, dog owners need to be a part of FIDO, which registers everyone and their dogs to make sure they're acting properly on the beach.

Some say that the unleashed dogs threaten sea turtles and birds, but most people at Town Hall were in support of the longer hours.

One more reading on the issue is scheduled later this month.

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