A Chatham County proposal to require the spaying and neutering of adopted dogs and cats was rejected Friday.
The proposed ordinance, which would also have required the microchipping of the animals, died due to a lack of action after county commissioners failed to approve the item for a vote.
County Commissioner Dean Kicklighter motioned to approve the ordinance for the purpose of discussion, but no one seconded his motion. Kicklighter then motioned to deny the ordinance for discussion purposes, but that motion also failed to get a second.
Commissioners, as well as residents, had concerns about the ordinance regarding its enforcabilty. There were also cocncerns the requirements would reduce the number of adoptions.
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