Borough Council on Monday will consider a new pet ordinance that—among other things—gives Doylestown it’s own animal cruelty law.“Prior to this, we relied on the state standard,” borough manager John Davis said.
The borough’s Community and Governmental Affairs Committee discussed the ordinance earlier this month. Borough Council will consider advertising the ordinance at its monthly meeting Monday.
The ordinance mandates that dog owners who keep their animals tethered do so in a fashion that keeps them from choking and gives them access to food and water.
Davis said the committee backed away from a section of the ordinance that would have kept dogs inside in extreme hot or cold weather, but ultimately decided to let the state’s existing law take care of that issue.
In addition to sections devoted to helping animals, there are also parts of the ordinance meant to make life better for humans, including regulations for noise and animal waste disposal.
Borough Council's meeting Monday starts at 7 p.m. Click here to view the full agenda.