AKC Government Relations understands that a Marion City Council Rules Subcommittee has scheduled a...
AKC Government Relations understands that a Marion City Council Rules Subcommittee has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, January 7, to discuss a possible mandatory spay/neuter proposal for the city. It is believed that this proposal is an attempt to address shelter population issues in Marion.
Although a draft is not yet available, items that have been discussed include requiring all dogs and cats over six months of age to be sterilized unless the owner purchases a breeding license and complies with numerous regulations. Media reports indicate that other provisions may include limits on the number of females bred in a year and the number of dogs and cats that may be owned.
Residents are strongly encouraged to consider attending the January 7 meeting and express your opposition to this proposal. Although the discussion is currently residing with a subcommittee, please also consider contacting the Marion City Council and ask them to not support any measure that would punish responsible dog owners and breeders.
Visit the AKC Government Relations Resources page and scroll down to “Mandatory Spay/Neuter” to find talking points and sample letters.
Marion City Council Rules Subcommittee
Tuesday, January 7, 2013
City Council Chambers
301 S. Branson Street
City Council Contact Information:
Councilman Fred Troxxel (Ward 1)
Phone: (765) 664-3019
Councilwoman Madonna French (Ward 2)
Phone: (765) 661-4969
Councilman Jim Brunner (Ward 3)
Phone: (765) 664-9521
Councilman Henry Smith (Ward 4)
Phone: (765) 662-1674
Councilman Don Batchelor (Ward 5)
Phone: (765) 662-2718
Councilman Reggie Nevels (Ward 6)
Phone: (765) 671-4410
Councilman Paul Thompson, Jr. (Councilman At-Large)
Phone: (765) 664-5403
Councilwoman Joselyn Whitticker (Councilwoman At-Large)
Phone: (765) 662-2680
Councilman Brad Luzadder (Councilman At-Large)
Phone: (765) 206-8168
The American Kennel Club Government Relations Department (AKC GR) and AKC’s Indiana federation the Indiana Purebred Dog Alliance are also contacting the council and continuing to work with local fanciers on this issue. For more information, contact AKC GR at (919) 816-3720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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