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ACS Seeks Input On Animal Laws

Eileen Pace
TPR News

San Antonio’s Animal Care Services is considering developing a new strategic plan and is asking for community input to develop it.

ACS has exceeded all expectations since implementing its last strategic plan in 2012.


City Councilman Roberto Trevino has proposed tightening the laws regarding how animals are restrained outside.


“We’re also addressing permitting as it pertains to excess animals and prohibited animals,” said ACS Assistant Director Shannon Sims. “One of the other key tenants is going to be breeding and selling of animals, and kind of how that relates to the way that we’re moving forward as a city, trying to be a more responsible culture moving forward.”


Staff will gather input on suggested changes to the Chapter 5 animal ordinance as well as feedback on ACS’ mission and changing role in the community.


Eight public input meetings are scheduled throughout the city over the next few months. 

·       February 28  Gilbert Garza Community Center, 1450 Mira Vista 

·        March 9         Claude Black Community Center, 2805 E. Commerce

·       March 15       Animal Care Services, 4710 State Highway 151

·       March 28      Central Library, 600 Soledad

·        April 11         Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center, 8400 N.W. Military Highway

·        April 18         Miller’s Pond Community Center, 6075 Old Pearsall

·       May 4            Harlandale Community Center, 301 Sussex

·       May 16          Melendrez Community Center, 5909 W. Commerce