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Angela Hunt Explains Her Pet Ordinance Vote

Per my (and commenter) request, City Councilwoman Hunt explains her "no" vote on the pet ordinance yesterday.
By Eric Celeste |

Per my (and commenter) request, City Councilwoman Hunt explains her “no” vote on the pet ordinance yesterday:

I will write more on my blog, but long story short, we’re not going to legislate ourselves out of our horrible stray dog problem.  I almost feel like this was a feel-good, “look at us, we’re doing something,” ordinance rather than a real plan to reduce the stray dogs. I’ve been pushing for a real education campaign (plus stiff penalties for violators) regarding stray dogs.  I got a map from code with all the 311 stray dog calls, and while there are calls from all over the city, most are clumped in specific areas.  I was pushing for a very concentrated, targeted education/enforcement/free spay neutering in those areas.  I think that’ll do more than this ordinance, which has some provisions that may actually discourage people from registering their pets with the city.

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