Animal Welfare to Hold Public Meeting for Community Input on Potential Amendments to Animal Welfare Ordinances

Date of Press Release: 
Thu, 11/15/2018
Press Release By: 
Sarah Jensen

Norman Animal Welfare will hold a public meeting to review potential amendments to animal welfare related ordinances on Nov. 26. The public meeting will be held in the Norman City Council Chambers, 201 W. Gray Street, at 6 p.m.

At the public meeting, city staff will present a review of the draft amendments to the city ordinances regarding animal welfare in Norman. Public comment and questions will be welcomed to assist in guiding city staff and elected officials in updating the laws that will have direct impacts to many of the city’s pet owners.

The various ordinance updates have been developed and/or recommended by city staff, Animal Welfare Oversight Committee members, and elected officials.

The proposed changes are to sections including the definition of adequate shelter, the definition of the owner of an animal, hold times for animals at the shelter, requirements for altering cats and dogs, breeders licenses for cats and dogs, tethering of cats and dogs, confinement of cats and dogs, use of animals at festivals, parades, and other community events, as well as a series of less impactful administrative updates necessitated though operational process changes.

All proposed draft amendments to the ordinances are available for review here.