Chattanooga City Council Looks at Amending City's Animal Ordinance

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Updated: 7/16/2013 7:14 pm
(WDEF) The Chattanooga City Council takes another crack at the city's Animal Ordinance.
     Council members amended permits for dealers, kennels and animal performances.
     The ordinance also includes provisions about animal rescue permits.
     Councilman Moses Freeman said he rescues animals.
     And he questioned the need for permits for rescuers like himself.
     McKamey Animal Shelter Executive Director Karen Walsh responded with: "What we're trying to do is see if we can create a situation where people can come forward that are rescuers, there's no fee attached to this, and become more of a rescue coalition in the community so that we can pool resources and help these people not end up in situations where they're holding animals for multiple years."
     The council also took a closer look at the fee associated with dogs in outdoor dining areas.
     There's currently a $100 fee attached to that issue.

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