HAGERSTOWN - A group of Washington County residents is looking at possible changes to the county's animal control ordinance.
Much of the focus has been put on dangerous or potentially dangerous dogs, a Smithsburg councilwoman said.
Paul Miller, executive director of the Humane Society of Washington County, said a group met to discuss possible revisions to the county's animal control ordinance and is in the "brainstorming phase." Miller said the group, which has met twice with him as its "mediator," includes representatives from county municipalities, health departments, zoning boards, and law enforcement agencies, and veterinarians and trainers.
Miller said he believed it was crucial that a wide range of county residents was represented at the meetings.
"These are community issues. They're not specific to Humane Society or county government," Miller said. "The community needs to be represented and be able to say 'yea' or 'nay' on what is being talked about."