Protections for animals left out in cold considered in Spartanburg

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SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA)– Spartanburg City Council will form a committee to look at changes to the city’s animal ordinance.

The decision comes after thousands of people signed an online petition, urging city leaders to look at the rules when it comes to protecting outdoor animals during cold weather.

Council members agreed the current ordinance was vague and should include restrictions for extreme heat and cold as well as some tethering rules.

The new committee will include members of council and city staff. Any recommendations would go before the full council for consideration.