Kansas City considers codes to protect animals from cruelty and neglect

Kara Marxer
August 22, 2018 - 7:17 am

The Kansas City Manager's office is looking to change some ordinances that govern the care of animals. 

After an audit was released last year that said the city needs to do a better job of taking care of animals by educating pet owners, the city manager's office, in connection with the KC Pet Project and Spay and Neuter Kansas City, have developed ideas to change ordinances.

Participants developed a list of six questions to pose to the public, said Kate Bender, with the City Manager's Office.

"Changing the limitation on the number of pets in the city; another one is about possibly changing or adding some restrictions on tethering dogs," Bender said. "Another is about the definition of adequate shelter for dogs."

Another topic is the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats. 

Citizens are invited to weigh in Wednesday night. The final public meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Northlands Neighborhood Incorporated at 4420 NE Chouteau Trafficway.

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