Texarkana AR Residents Could be Fined With New City Pet Ordinance
Texarkana, Arkansas residents will have to abide by a new city ordinance that has passed concerning your pets.
The new ordinance which goes into effect in 30 days requires pet owners to spay or neuter their pets unless they are licensed breeders. The Animal Care and Adoption Center reports there are 109 kennels in the center but they have an overflow of pets of at least 127 animals that need a home.
According to the Director of the Animal Care and Adoption Center in a report with KSLA, the influx of pets has been growing for quite some time now, and they are a lot of kittens and puppies that are causing the community to be overpopulated. The passing of the new city ordinance will hopefully cut down on this problem.
If you do want to adopt a new pet you are asked to register the animal with the city and if you are a breeder and do not plan to breed the animal you are asked to spay or neuter the animal as well.
With the new ordinance, failure to follow the new rule could lead to a monetary fine for pet owners. Please visit their Facebook page to adopt a pet or for more information.