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The Shamong Township Committee is expected to consider changes to its animal ordinance at its meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, October 2, 2018.  The American Kennel Club encourages all concerned residents to attend tomorrow’s meeting to learn what changes will be proposed.

BACKGROUND:
In an effort to address a local animal control issue, the Shamong Township Committee was originally expected to vote on significant changes to its animal ordinances, including future prohibitions on kennels and breeders with 5 or more intact females, at its September meeting.  Due to the successful outreach by many local concerned breeders and owners who expressed deep concerns with the far-reaching and unintended consequences of the original proposal, the Township Committee unanimously tabled its consideration.  Since then, officials have worked with stakeholders to develop a fair proposal aimed at meeting the Township’s goals without infringing on the rights of responsible breeders and owners.

NEXT MEETING DETAILS:
The Township Committee is expected to again consider changes to Shamong’s animal ordinances at its meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, October 2, 2018.  While no draft of the proposal has been made publicly available, the American Kennel Club (AKC) strongly encourages all concerned breeders and owners who are residents of Shamong to attend tomorrow’s meeting to learn of the proposal’s details.   Following a special meeting of the Township Committee at 7PM, the regular meeting is expected to begin at 7:30PM at the Shamong Municipal Building, 105 Willow Grove Road, Shamong, NJ  08088.

The American Kennel Club will provide additional updates, including details on the forthcoming proposal, as developments warrant.  For more information, contact AKC Government Relations at doglaw@akc.org.

 

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