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 Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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