Harrisville passes new animal control ordinance

Thursday , September 13, 2012 - 2:18 PM

Staff And Correspondents

HARRISVILLE -- The city council recently passed a new animal control ordinance that outlines official procedure for nuisance animals, impounding rules, vaccinations, and animal bites, among other things.

“Our ordinance just got a lot more complex,” said City Manager Bill Morris.

According to the ordinance, residents must have a kennel license for ownership of four or more dogs over the age of four months. Residents can have up to five cats over the age of four months.

The ordinance also specifies that when an animal is impounded the county will wait five days before taking action.

Because the city out-sources animal control to Weber County, most of what the ordinance outlines is county procedure and will not affect Harrisville police officers.

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