Saturday, November 27, 2010

Supervisors Board will discuss animal ordinance


OTTUMWA — An animal ordinance will take the big dog’s share of the agenda when the Wapello County Board of Supervisors meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Wapello County Courthouse, 101 W. Fourth St.

Supervisor Greg Kenning said Friday the board is concerned about animal hoarding after a recent raid at a home on Rochester Street. The animals were turned over to Eastview Animals Hospital, which will euthanize animals that aren’t picked up within six days.

“What’s happened is, Heartland Humane Society is full and private citizens are keeping more than the city ordinance allows,” Kenning said.

The board will review current county law and see whether the members “need to put any teeth in it” and what things the county is doing to discourage hoarding..."

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