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WV Update:  Mercer County Tables MSN, Schedules Public Hearing for 12/20

(Friday, December 16, 2011)

Thanks to the numerous phone calls, letters, and large number of concerned responsible dog owners who attended the December 13 hearing, the Mercer County Commission has agreed to table the proposed ordinance that would have imposed mandatory spay/neuter and breeder licensing requirements on county residents.

A second public hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 20, to allow residents another opportunity to address the commission on this issue. The meeting details are as follows:

Mercer County Commission Hearing
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
7:00 p.m.
1501 W. Main Street
Princeton, WV 24740

Responsible dog owners who wish to contact the commission and/or attend the hearing are encouraged to thank them for tabling the ordinance and politely ask them to continue working with responsible dog owners to reach a more reasonable solution.

Contact Information:
The Commissioners’ names and contact information are as follows:
Commissioner Joe Coburn
Commissioner Jay Mills
Commissioner Mike Vinciguerra
Contact information for all Commissioners:
Mercer County Commission
1501 W. Main St, Suite 210
Princeton, WV 24740
Phone: (304) 487-8308
Fax: (304) 487-8370
Email: mercercocommission@frontier.net

AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) will continue to closely monitor this issue and provide updates on future proposals in Mercer County as they become available. For more information, contact AKC GR at (919) 816-3720 or doglaw@akc.org.