Clare County Animal Control Seeks Stronger Dog Ordinance

At the January meeting of the Clare County Board of Commissioners, two representatives of the Clare County Animal Shelter addressed the Board regarding the safety and welfare of dogs held outside during severely cold weather. Animal Control Director Rudi Hicks and Animal Control Officer Bob Dodson sought the Board’s support by rescinding the old ordinance for pet shelter and adopting a new one that Hicks and staff had written up.

“We’ve had a lot of trouble this year, when the temperatures dropped, with people who just absolutely will not take care of their animals,” Hicks said. “Specifically, we’re speaking of dogs right now, not livestock.”

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