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Albemarle Supervisors Look to Better Regulate Animal Welfare

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors is working to ramp up regulations on animal welfare.

On Wednesday, August 8, supervisors said they approve of revising the county code to help protect companion and agricultural animals.

Some of those revisions will look at things like proper housing and where you should keep your dogs during extreme heat.

If you’re keeping your dog outside and the temperature is over 80 degrees, the dog must be provided with six hours of shade during that time.

“We have dogs die all the time in this community of heatstroke because people leave them out in the sun,” says Liz Palmer, an Albemarle County supervisor. “And without proper shelter or shade, this is unfortunately quite common.”

If you want to weigh in, supervisors will hold a public hearing on this topic on October 10.

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