First Reading of New Animal Ordinance Passed

A series of controversial new animal regulations received it's first approval during the Fort Dodge City Council meeting Monday night. In a 4-2 vote, the council approved the first reading of a new animal ordinance that increases license fees and includes several new regulations regarding pet ownership. Among the new regulations include a limit on the amount of pets a person could own at six, with a maximum of three dogs, a maximum length of a dog's leash at six feet, and definitions for dangerous and vicious animal distinctions. The new license fees include $6 for an animal that has been spayed or neutered, $15 if the animal has not been, and $30 for an animal classified as dangerous. The council will hear the second of three readings during its next session.

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