For Immediate Release
Reno, Nevada. Sept. 22, 2014. Open Washoe is an online, community forum created for public input and Washoe County is asking citizens to go to www.washoecounty.us/openwashoe and comment on proposed animal code changes.
The existing ordinances were last updated in 2005. Changes to animal laws within the state have been made during the past two legislative sessions and the County is required to amend WCC Chapter 55 with those changes. A final document for presentation to the Board of County Commissioners is planned for October.
Note: Public comment on Open Washoe ends Friday, Oct. 3.
Washoe County Regional Animal Services is hosting two more public workshops to get input from the community about proposed changes to the animal control ordinance, Washoe County Code (WCC) Chapter 55.
Two public workshops will be held at Wilbur D. May Center at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park Monday, Sept. 29, at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m. The workshop on Sept. 29 will cover animal nuisance issues. On Oct. 1, we will discuss feral cats and other animal code topics that haven’t been discussed in previous workshops. The goal of the workshops is to hear the changes the public would like to see made to existing code.
What: Two workshops about proposed animal ordinance changes
When: Monday, Sept. 29, at 5:30 p.m. about animal nuisance issues
Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m. about feral cats and other animal code topics that haven’t been discussed in previous workshops.
Where: Wilbur D. May Center, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park (1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno)
Assistant County Manager and Interim Director of Washoe County Regional Animal Services Kevin Schiller will be available for media interviews at 5 p.m.