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County to Get Animal Control Ordinance

Macomb, IL – McDonough County board members asked for an ordinance that would let the animal control officer issue tickets. State's Attorney James Hoyle says he's prepared a comprehensive one based on state statutes. He says it covers all aspects including dangerous dogs, required shots, and provisions for impounding animals. The measure is slated for committee discussion before it goes to the full board. The ordinance would cover rural areas of the county. Hoyle says most towns and villages in the county have their own ordinances.