New Port Richey Councilman Rob Marlowe on animal rights08/09/07 Mitch E. Perry
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In New Port Richey Tuesday night, the City Council dropped a proposed ban on feeding strays and removed limits on cats and dogs from its new animal control law.
But as City Councilman Rob Marlowe tells WMNF, most of the law's provisions â€“ such as the stray feeding ban and the three-per-household limits on dogs and cats â€“ have been on the city's books since 1964. But many elected officials and residents had no idea the rules existed.
The new law now requires New Port Richey dog owners to vaccinate their pets, get registration tags from the city or county, and threatens court action if a dog is deemed dangerous.