A city council committee approved today a bill that would stiffen dog licensing and neutering laws in Philadelphia. Councilman-at-Large Jack Kelly introduced the legislation last month.
NewsWorks talked to Kelly’s special assistant at that time, who told us despite a requirement for all dogs in the city to be licensed, only about 4 percent are.
This bill would seek to remedy that by giving vets the ability to sign up customers for a license if the dog already doesn’t have one at the time of the visit. Additionally, as KYW reports, shelters and stores releasing dogs must ensure the pets are neutered first.
The full council will review the bill later this month.