“Shade” was the word of the day as the Animal Control Committee elaborated on a proposal Monday that would require Montgomery County’s dog owners to provide adequate amounts of shade for their pets.
In a unanimous vote, the committee now mandates that domestic dog owners provide enough shade outside a pet’s regular shelter to cover all dogs simultaneously when temperatures rise above 75 degrees. The newly written regulations will now be back on the County Commission agenda in September.
Commissioner Nick Robards said the commission would not likely approve the shade regulation if the definition of shade was left up to Animal Control.
The next voting session of the commission is on Monday, Sept. 9.