Council adopts RC animal ordinance

BLYTHEWOOD – Town Council voted last week to amend its animal care ordinance to be compliant with the Richland County animal care ordinance.

In a memo to Council, Town Administrator Brian Cook commented that because the Town contracts by intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Richland County for animal care, the town would have to operate under the County’s animal control agreement.

“To secure the enforcement and uniformity of animal control regulations within the Town [and be] in compliance with the animal control ordinances of Richland County and in accordance with the laws of the state of South Carolina,” it would be necessary to adopt the County’s animal care ordinance into the Town’s.