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City Seeks Public Input On San Antonio Animal Ordinances

Courtesy Animal Care Services

Before making revisions to Animal Care Services' strategic plan, the City is gathering public input on how to handle San Antonio's stray pet and animal population.

There are suggested changes to the Chapter 5 animal ordinance, which include a ban on tethering animals overnight and the number of animals an individual can legally own. Another topic up for discussion is mandatory spaying and neutering.

Citizens can share feedback through a series of public meetings, which began in February and will continue through mid-May. Proposals for ordinance changes will be submitted to City Council later this year.

The next public meeting is tonight at Miller’s Pond Community Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Click here for a list of remaining meeting dates. If you are not able to attend, an online survey is available in English and Spanish. To learn more about the 311 City Services app, click here.


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