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Animal welfare issues to be addressed

Councillor Rick Kerr made suggestions for group in January; new committee would be made up of community members

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

As council continues to address pet and animal welfare issues after returning from summer recess, a new committee could be struck to help deal with these topics.

Agreed to by the community services committee, an animal care committee would be made up of community members to address issues of pet and animal wellbeing in the Oshawa.

Councillor Rick Kerr – who was a driving force behind the formation of the committee, bringing a motion for the possibility to be addressed back in January – says he thinks the committee could be a great resource for citizens and set the stage for other municipalities to form similar groups.

“We think it’s going to be a beacon for other communities,” Kerr said.

Following Kerr’s original motion at the start of this year, staff worked with interested Oshawa residents in the development of the committee which, once set up, plans to include a website with resources for Oshawa’s pet owners.

The committee received unanimous support from the community services committee.