City tackles animal control

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Members of the Terre Haute City Council are looking to amend the city’s animal control regulations.  Part of a new ordinance would help protect animals  in extreme weather conditions.

Tonight, the council heard the first reading about proposed changes.  Eventually, they decided to table the issue.  However, members did agree to establish a committee to examine the proposal.  That committee will also seek public feedback.

The city attorney says there are several items that are expected to draw attention.

“One that was brought up this evening was in regard to chickens whether or not those will be permitted in the city.  As well as the beekeeping portion that would allow people to have beehives on their property as well,” said Eddie Felling, city attorney.

Felling says officials have been working on this ordinance for almost a year.  Plus, he says the ordinance is over 30 pages long.  He hopes that the committee will have a final version to present to the council in April.
    

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