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​A RECOMMENDATION FOR A NEW ANIMAL WELFARE ORDINANCE FOR BURKE COUNTY

Attached is a draft Animal Welfare Ordinance written by a committee of concerned animal welfare advocates in Burke County. The committee included representatives from A Better Life Animal Rescue, Partners for Cats, REASON, The Cats’ Cradle and other citizens concerned about the treatment of animals in the county and the high kill rates at the county shelter.

Ordinance Recommendation

We invite the public to review this draft and provide comments or suggestions to ONE of the following e-mail addresses.

ABetterLifeAR@gmail.com
Info@Reason-NC.org
PartnersForCats@gmail.com
TheCatsCradleNC@yahoo.com

We hope to work with county personnel and county commissioners to produce an ordinance which will best serve companion animals in Burke County without unduly burdening citizens with unnecessary requirements.

Below, you will find the ordinance proposal drafted by the county, and our thoughts about some of the issues with this particular draft.  

We hope to work with county personnel and county commissioners to produce an ordinance which will best serve companion animals in Burke County without unduly burdening citizens with unnecessary requirements.

Please contact county commissioners and the county manager's office to voice your opinions on this proposal.

P.O. Box 8311, Morganton, NC 28680

Animal Ordinance Proposals

Below are the two proposals for the new animal ordinance; One written by a committee of concerned citizens and rescue groups, the other proposed by the county. 

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