Brooke County Commissioners held a public hearing yesterday about the possibility of an animal cruelty and canine tethering ordinance.

Last week, two pet owners in the county began pushing for the law for animals during extreme temperatures.

About 10 residents spoke about the ordinance — all in favor of adding it.

If a tethering law is passed in Brooke County, then it would only be for unincorporated areas.

The ordinance would need to be passed in individual cities in Brooke County for it to take effect in those cities. The commissioners hope to have and update before Thanksgiving.