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Rogersville to address problem of dangerous and messy pets attending public events

September 13th, 2013 10:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

Rogersville to address problem of dangerous and messy pets attending public events

ROGERSVILLE — Nothing can be done prior to next month’s Heritage Days celebration, but Rogersville Chamber of Commerce Director Nancy Barker told city leaders Tuesday she wants an ordinance addressing dangerous and messy pets that attend public events and festivals.

Barker told the Board of Mayor and Aldermen during Tuesday’s meeting that problems associated with people bringing pets — mainly dogs — to large community gatherings are getting worse.

“At Heritage Days, the Cruise-In’s, and especially (Halloween’s) Trunk-or-Treat, we’re having issues with people bringing good-sized dogs, and other assorted animals,” Barker said. “We’ve had everything from a mynah bird to a kangaroo and snakes. We were wondering if we could put together some kind of (ordinance) stating that when we have events in the historic district, or events period, we stop that.” 


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