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Fulton revisits animal ordinance

The Fulton City Council granted first-round approval to an ordinance amending the city’s animal control ordinance during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

Unlike a previous proposal, the new ordinance contains no sections regarding pet registration or prohibitions against tethering animals.

The amendment adds a definition of an electronic pet containment system as “an in-ground or wireless electronic system designed to keep a pet or other domestic animal within a set of predefined boundaries without the use of a physical barrier,” as well as a requirement to post signs when such a system is in use.

It also changes current wording which defines harboring an animal as having fed or sheltered it for seven consecutive days to having fed or sheltered it for three consecutive days — bringing it in line with state guidelines.

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