WF Councilors to Again Discuss Animal Restraint Ordinance

Published 03/04 2013 06:06PM

Updated 03/05 2013 07:52AM

Lobbying by a group against the city's current animal restraint ordinance results in the issue resurfacing and being placed back on the city council agenda.
Tomorrow, Lou Kreidler, director of the Wichita County Health Department, will again ask councilors if they want to make changes to the city's current ordinance.
She did so back in January, but after mixed reactions from councilors, no action was taken.
She'll again present two options to councilors.
The first is to ban chaining.
The second is to allow chaining but only when the owner is within 50 feet of the animal.
The city's current ordinance allows dogs to be chained up to three hours a day.
It prohibits chaining between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. 
Health officials say the current law is unenforceable.
No action is expected tomorrow.
If a new ordinance is adopted, it would likely be done at the March 19 city council meeting.

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