New Stray Dog Ordinance has Animal Rescuers Howling

4 by 6 IMG_2971Tim mentioned the new stray dog ordinance passed by the City Council in “Leading Off” yesterday. Evidently the ordinance has really got the Animal Shelter Commission and other dog lovers  growling. According to Animal Shelter Commission member Jonnie England,

“This vote came as quite a shock to the members of the Animal Shelter Commission; we knew nothing about the proposal, nor did we know that it would be presented to the Council for a vote. We were never asked for our advice or input. From conversations I’d had with fellow Commissioners, we would have recommended that the Council reject this ordinance.”

Vonceil Jones Hill was the only council person who voted against it saying, “it places an inordinate burden on any person who is trying to show some kindness to a stray.”