published Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Chattanooga animal ordinance dead for now

A controversial city animal control ordinance was taken off the table today.

The ordinance that would have dealt with animal breeders, rescue shelters, animal performances and other issues was removed from the council's agenda today and is dead in its current form.

City Council member Moses Freeman said there needs to be a task force made up of more than the animal control board put together to study how to better reign in the city’s current mishmash of ordinances dealing with animal control.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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