Camden County hopes for its first animal ordinance

CAMDENTON, MO – A new ordinance may be coming to town. At least, that’s the hope of Sheriff Tony Helms, the Camden County Health Department, and local animal shelters. “There’s never been any [animal] ordinances in Camden County,” according to Helms.

Municipalities in many areas have ordinances against “at large” animals but not Camden County. The county does not even have a county shelter.

O’Scanlon ‘River’s Law’ Formally Introduced

New Jersey – Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) formally introduced legislation designated as ‘River’s Law’ which would allow prosecutors to charge certain animal abusers with an escalated second degree crime.

“We’ve been working on this legislation for months behind the scenes to make sure that it does exactly what we want it to do: create an accurate punishment for abhorrent, malicious treatment of animals,” said O’Scanlon. “