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When discussing pets, council members are aware it’s a hot button issue

Aug 01, 2013 -- 6:27am

The Sikeston City Council special meeting on Monday brought questions and comment regarding the Sikeston Humane Society and the overpopulation of strays in the city.  Councilman John Gilmore tells KZIM-KSIM that other communities have mandatory spay and neuter ordinances, and the council is examining some of those to see what kind of successes and failures they have had with them.  Gilmore says that the Council members are in agreement in their support of the Humane Society and are looking for their guidance in any action taken.  He says the council is simply “exploring their options, and nothing is in place.”  Director of Governmental Services Linda Lowes tells KZIM-KSIM that the City of Sikeston has a contract with the Humane Society to handle their strays, as they do not have an animal control officer on staff.  The next scheduled meeting to discuss the issue is August 26th.  

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