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City postpones animal ordinance vote

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday postponed a decision on proposed animal ordinances that would limit the number of chickens to five hens, and require dogs to be walked on leashes that can’t extend beyond 20 feet.

The council gave preliminary approval to new animal ordinances at its Feb. 15 meeting.

At Tuesday’s meeting, council member Joe Schmit made a motion to postpone the decision until the council discusses the wording at a study session April 12. That motion passed unanimously.

Under the proposed ordinance, residents in neighborhoods in land between 5,000 and 43,559 square feet — 1 foo...


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