- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Starkville aldermen have placed a moratorium on allowing pets inside its three public cemeteries as they prepare to consider a permanent ban.

The Commercial Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/10Za1Tl ) the Starkville Cemetery Association asked for help after getting numerous complaints.

SCA President Charlotte Coker asked aldermen to only allow service animals required for Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and suggested workers install signs at University Drive’s Oddfellows and Brush Arbor cemeteries, as well as the Highway 182 Oddfellows location.

The board must hold two public hearings before an outright ban could be instituted.

Starkville currently has laws on the books that ban animals run at large through the city, spell out animal cruelty, prevent people from keeping nuisance livestock and allow the city to euthanize vicious, domesticated animals.


Information from: The Commercial Dispatch, https://www.cdispatch.com

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