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BILL NO. 17-0281st R.

Agenda Title:

17-028 - 1R. An ordinance amending Chapter 3, Article 2 “Regulatory Requirements For Control Of Domestic Animals And Fowl", of the Independence City Code.
Recommendations:

It is the recommendation of the Health Department that this ordinance be approved.
Executive Summary:

This ordinance amends Chapter 3 Article 2 of the City Code to provide clarification, eliminate redundancies, and improve animal welfare. Clarifications and updates include a provision to allow roosters in agricultural areas only, expand the definition of abuse/neglect, and prohibit the sale of animals in public places, such as parking lots.
Background:

On March 6, 2017, the Mayor and the City Council returned the proposed revisions to Chapter 3 to staff and requested that it be brought back in sections. Changes were made to update the Code to recognized best practices for animal welfare and to reflect current processes.

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Chapter 3, Article 2 “Regulatory Requirements For Control Of Domestic Animals And Fowl"Ordinance