Officials vote Boyle County-wide ‘dog’ ordinance into law

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DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Boyle County-wide “dog” ordinance has been voted into law following months of discussion and several revisions.

The Advocate-Messenger reports (http://bit.ly/1VXApq5 ) the magistrates unanimously approved the ordinance’s second reading Tuesday. It’ll cover the entire county after a city dog ordinance was repealed several weeks ago.

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The new ordinance imposes stricter regulations for those who abuse animals; provides new regulations for kennels and pet stores, stipulations for owners of “aggressive animals;” and provides financial provisions to protect the animal shelter.

Boyle County Attorney Richard Campbell says several revisions were made after discussions with an attorney for the state’s humane society, who suggested changes to better align with Kentucky animal control statutes.

Campbell said Boyle was bound by laws already in place by the state and couldn’t usurp Kentucky animal control laws.

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Information from: The (Danville, Ky.) Advocate-Messenger, http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews

 

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