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Denison pet owners face added responsibilities

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A proposed ordinance would require Denison pets to be spayed or neutered. (KTEN) A proposed ordinance would require Denison pets to be spayed or neutered. (KTEN)

DENISON, Texas -- The City of Denison is updating its pet ordinance after a comprehensive study of animal services in 2018 revealed a need for change.

The city plans to change the definition of what a "dangerous" dog is to let animal control to deal with strays based on their habits.

If the revised ordinance passes, pet owners in Denison would also be required to get their animals neutered or spayed.

"If a dog is impounded and then reclaimed by the owner of that animal, they would have 30 days from the date it was reclaimed to show us proof that they did have their pet spayed or neutered," Code Compliance Manager Robert Lay explained.

A decision on the change could come as early as Monday.

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