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Louisiana Info: Changes to New Orleans' Animal Ordinance Introduced

(Tuesday, October 23, 2012)

New Orleans City Councilwoman Susan Guidry has introduced a proposal to overhaul New Orleans’ animal ordinances. A recent media report has indicated that the proposal will include changing vaccination requirements to a three-year term, requiring dogs to be moved indoors during extreme weather as indicated by NOAA warnings, limiting the practice of dog tethering, and adding a designation of “potentially dangerous” dogs.

Click here to read the proposal.

The AKC Government Relations Department is currently analyzing the extensive proposal and will provide updates as soon as the analysis is complete.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Two public meetings will be held to discuss the proposed changes to New Orleans’ animal ordinance. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at 6PM, in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street, New Orleans, LA 70112. The second meeting will be held on Thursday, November 1, at the LA/SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans (Algiers), LA 70114. All concerned residents are encouraged to attend either of the meetings. Additionally, concerned residents are encouraged to contact the members of the New Orleans City Council and respectfully yet strongly express any concerns about proposed changes in these areas.

Stacy Head, Council President
City Hall, Room 2W40
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 658-1060
Fax: (504) 658-1068
shead@nola.gov

Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson, Council Vice President
City Hall, Room 2W50
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 658-1070
Fax: (504) 658-1077
jbclarkson@nola.gov

Susan G. Guidry, Dist. A (Sponsor)
City Hall, Room 2W80
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 658-1010
Fax: (504) 658-1016
sgguidry@nola.gov

Diana Bajoie, Dist. B
City Hall, Room 2W10
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 658-1020
Fax: (504) 658-1025

Kristen Gisleson Palmer, Dist. C
City Hall, Room 2W70
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 658-1030
Fax: (504) 658-1037
kgpalmer@nola.gov

Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, Dist. D
City Hall, Room 2W20
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Phone: (504) 658-1040
Fax: (504) 658-1048
chmorrell@nola.gov

Ernest F. Charbonnet, Dist. E
City Hall, Room 2W60
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 658-1050
Fax: (504) 658-1058
efcharbonnet@nola.gov

For more information, contact AKC’s Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720, or e-mail doglaw@akc.org.