- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Buncombe County officials are reining in rules regarding horse shelters after public outcry.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (https://avlne.ws/192SXiN) the rules included a requirement for a three-sided shelter.

Democratic Commissioner Ellen Frost proposed the new ordinances for dogs, horses and other animals. She said a revision is being crafted that would require as little as a natural windbreak in some cases.

Commissioner Miranda DeBruhl, who along with the two other Republican commissioners voted against the rules, called them “a complete mess” and said the rules should be suspended and possibly repealed.

Flat Rock veterinarian Beverly Hargus said she wasn’t approached before the new rules were passed last month. She told the commissioners last week that there was no need to restrict animals to a shelter that’s not natural to them.


Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, https://www.citizen-times.com

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