Councilor thanks citizens for engaging in discussion

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 12:04 p.m. CDT

To the editor:

I want to thank the citizens who shared comments on Newton’s animal protection and control ordinance at the Newton City Council meeting this week. The comments were thoughtful and well presented.

I cannot imagine how difficult it was for Cora and Laurie especially to share and relive the terrifying experiences they had with dangerous uncontrolled dogs.

Every person shared concern about the safety of citizens if we do not strengthen Newton’s animal regulations.

Thank you for participating in a meaningful discussion. Your comments made me realize how important it was to support approving proposed changes to the vicious dog ordinance, making the changes effective as soon as possible and continuing to look for additional ways of protecting our residents and visitors from uncontrolled and dangerous pets. 

Evelyn George

City Councilor

Newton’s Second Ward

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