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Council considers tethering ordinance

Problems and concerns for animals that are tethered has led to a future change in the Mount Vernon City Animal Ordinance. The matter was discussed at the Monday, July 14 meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council.

A change in the ordinance was proposed that stated that tethering was not permitted if it created an “unhealthy situation” for the animal. The proposed amended ordinance went on to specify what those situations might include.The amendment is expected to be presented at a special session on July 28 or at the Aug. 11 meeting of the council for action. For more details about this discussion, see the July 17 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.