For Immediate Release
Reno, Nevada. Sept. 26, 2014. 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.
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.
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)
Media: Assistant County Manager and Interim Director of Washoe County Regional Animal Services Kevin Schiller will be available for media interviews at 5 p.m.
Public Comment: Those unable to attend the workshops are encouraged to provide input online at Open Washoe, an online community forum. Public comment on Open Washoe will be available through Friday, Oct. 3.