Read the original article by Rafael Lopez at weareiowa.com here.
While it is still in the primary stages, the humane society is working with the county attorney to change codes that have not been updated in more than 20 years.
“What we believe is common sense, is not in black and white in Iowa yet, and it’s really disappointing,” says Vanessa Hennan with the Boone County Humane Society.
Under their proposal, animal control officers within the county would be able to immediately remove a neglected animal from a harmful situation without waiting for permission from law enforcement. Secondly, if someone is convicted of animal abuse once, then they would never be able to own another animal in the future.
The changes are still being crafted by the Humane Society but they hope to bring it to the Board of Supervisors at the Boone County State House by next spring.