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File #: 22-989    Version: 1 Name:
Type: ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/13/2022 In control: Department of Dallas Animal Services
On agenda: 5/11/2022 Final action:
Title: An ordinance amending Chapter 7, "Animals," of the Dallas City Code by amending Sections 7-1.1, 7-4.2, 7-4.5 7-4.10, and 7-8.1; (1) prohibiting the sale of dogs and cats at pet stores; (2) providing a penalty not to exceed $500; providing a saving clause; (3) providing a severability clause; and (4) providing an effective date. Financing: No cost consideration (see Fiscal Information)
Indexes: 100
Attachments: 1. Ordinance
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY:                     Quality of Life

AGENDA DATE:                     May 11, 2022

COUNCIL DISTRICT(S):                     All

DEPARTMENT:                     Department of Dallas Animal Services

EXECUTIVE:                     Carl Simpson

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SUBJECT

 

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An ordinance amending Chapter 7, “Animals,” of the Dallas City Code by amending Sections 7-1.1, 7-4.2, 7-4.5 7-4.10, and 7-8.1; (1) prohibiting the sale of dogs and cats at pet stores; (2) providing a penalty not to exceed $500; providing a saving clause; (3) providing a severability clause; and (4) providing an effective date.  Financing:  No cost consideration (see Fiscal Information)

 

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BACKGROUND

 

On March 29, 2022, this ordinance was briefed by memorandum to the Quality of Life, Arts, and Culture Committee on a proposed Dallas Humane Pet Store Ordinance that would prohibit the sale of dogs and cats at pet stores.

 

In accordance with the proposed ordinance, pet stores would be penalized in an amount not to exceed $500.00, if they continue the sale of dogs and cats.  Additionally, this ordinance provides a saving clause, as well as a severability clause and provides a date on which this ordinance will take effect.

 

PRIOR ACTION/REVIEW (COUNCIL, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS)

 

The Quality of Life, Arts, and Culture Committee was briefed by memorandum regarding this matter on March 29, 2022. <http://cityofdallas.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?M=F&ID=00c5ea27-c46c-48fa-83d9-281c5c03d197.pdf>

 

FISCAL INFORMATION

 

This item has no cost consideration to the City. Ordinance enforcement of penalty up to $500 may generate additional revenues to the City.