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(SD)-Lead Working To Change Law Banning Dogs

By: John Axtell Posted at: 05/13/2018 11:53 AM
LEAD, S.D. (AP) - Officials in Lead are fixing an ordinance oversight that technically has made it illegal to own a dog within city limits for the past three years.

     A 2015 ordinance that makes it illegal to keep any wild and exotic animal within city limits lists domestic dogs as wild animals along with coyotes, foxes and wolves. The oversight occurred even though the ordinance excludes domestic cats from the definition.
 
      Lead City Administrator Mike Stahl says it was an unintended mistake and domestic dogs are welcome in the community.
 
       Stahl has proposed modifying the ordinance to exclude domestic dogs from the wild and exotic list. A second reading of the modified ordinance is scheduled for a week from Monday.


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