Shelby County Commissioners urge support for animal welfare - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Shelby County Commissioners urge support for animal welfare ordinance

(WMC-TV) - Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy and Commission Chairman Sidney Chism were in the Cooper Young neighborhood Saturday urging animal lovers to support a Shelby County animal cruelty ordinance.

The ordinance will be up for a vote later this month.

"Every other major jurisdiction in Tennessee, including the city of Memphis, has an animal welfare ordinance," said Mulroy.  "Shelby County does not."

"They can't speak for themselves," said Chism.  "They can't do anything for themselves but hope and pray that their masters and keepers do the right thing for them."

Commissioners are urging the public to attend their commission meeting March 26 when the ordinance will be up for a vote.

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