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File #: 141680    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/3/2015 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/31/2015
Effective date: 4/18/2015    
Title: A substitute ordinance relating to a trap-neuter-release pilot program for feral cats.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Attachments: 1. MEMORANDUM feral cats, 2. TNR recommendations, 3. Support Letter - Heidi Blank, 4. Support Letter - Liz Hammer, 5. Support Letter - Tegra Allen, 6. Support Letter - Debra A. Jacob, 7. Support Letter - Michelle harrell Washington, 8. Support Letter - Karen Busch, 9. Support Letter - Kelly Price, 10. Support Letter - Nicole Zellner, 11. Support Letter - Amy Dedow, 12. Support Letter - Rebecca Davis, 13. Support Letter - Kerry Ann Dolph, 14. Support Letter - Sarah Henneken, 15. Support Letter - Charlie Sparks, 16. Support Letter - Chelsie Barnes, 17. Support Letter - Annette Gelinskey, 18. Support Letter - Lisa Hare, 19. Support Letter - Katie Garvey, 20. Support Letter - Jane Mohr, 21. Support Letter - Anne Wallenfang, 22. Support Letter - Lynsay Snell, 23. Support Letter - Sara Dykstra, 24. Notice Published on 4-17-15
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
4/17/20151 CITY CLERK PUBLISHED   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/2/20151 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/31/20151 COMMON COUNCIL PASSEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/19/20150 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR PASSAGE

Minutes note: Individuals present: Don Schaewe - Dept. of Neighborhood Services Anne Reed - Wisconsin Humane Society Ald. Kovac Julie Krytech - lives on the east side of Milwaukee Karen Pawley - lives in Cold Spring Park
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/17/20151 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/20150 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/20150 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/20150 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TOFail  Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
141680
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference
091403
Sponsor
THE CHAIR
Title
A substitute ordinance relating to a trap-neuter-release pilot program for feral cats.
Sections
78-1-17 rp
78-1-19 rp
78-1-20 rp
78-1-21 rp
78-1-22 rp
78-1-36 rp
78-1-38 rp
78-1-39 rp
78-3-2 am
78-5-3 am
78-17-1 am
78-17-4 am
78-17-5 am
78-19-5 rp
78-20 rp
Analysis
Common council file number 091403, passed March 2, 2010, established a pilot trap-neuter release program for feral cats. It further provided that authorization of this program shall expire 5 years from the effective date of the ordinance (March 19, 2010) unless reauthorized by the common council.

This ordinance removes the code provisions relating to the trap-neuter-release program.
Body
The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

Part 1. Section 78-1-17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 36, 38 and 39 of the code is repealed.

Part 2. Section 78-3-2 of the code is amended to read:

78-3. Owner or Caretaker’s Duty; Presumption.

2. The occupant of any premises on which a dog, [[domesticated]] cat or any other domesticated bird or animal remains or to which it customarily returns daily for a period of at least 10 days shall be presumed, for purposes of enforcement of this chapter, to be harboring, sheltering or keeping the animal.

Part 3. Section 78-5-3 of the code is amended to read:

78-5. Keeping of Animals Within City.

3. NUMBER PERMITTED. No person may keep, harbor, shelter or possess at any time more than 3 dogs or [[domesticated]] cats of any combination thereof which are over the age of 5 months unless the person holds a valid animal fancier permit, kennel permit, pet shop permit or grooming establishment permit. The keeping of more than 3 dogs or [[domesticated]] cats over the age of 5 months per dwelling unit in a multiple dwelling is declared to be a nuisance. No person in a multiple dwelling shall be granted an animal fancier permit. There shall be no more than one anim...

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