Amory aldermen, mayor look at animal ordinance

By Monroe Journal

AMORY – City officials have met with members of the Amory Humane Society to discuss potential changes to the city’s animal control ordinance.
At the suggestion of Ward 3 alderman Tony Poss, the city wants to strengthen its animal control ordinance pertaining to vicious breeds of dogs in the city limits.
Poss said he wants to see breeds that can pose a danger to the public be registered and properly penned. He also noted that the city’s current animal ordinance already has provisions stating that dangerous breeds, such as pit bulls, must be registered with the Amory Police Department. There is a $25 fee for the pet registration.
The city’s current animal control ordinance was adopted over two years ago and has provisions in it that provide for penalties for pet owners who have animals that are loud or kept in unsanitary conditions.