With a sustained heat index of 96 degrees The Animal Rescue League of Berks County is enacting the Code Red Ordinance for the City of Reading starting Tuesday, July 6 from 1pm to 6pm.
In accordance with Bill #22, an amendment added to the City Code, Chapter 141, Part 2 Animals, Section 205 Caring for Animals in 2015, any person who owns, possesses, or has custody of a dog must bring the animal inside their residence for the duration of the code, except for supervised and necessary bathroom breaks and exercise.
Additionally, non-compliance can result in the animal being removed by an Animal Control Officer from the property and impounded at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County.
Owners will have 48 hours after the code has been lifted to pick up their animal and will be subject to applicable boarding fees.
“During last week’s Code RED, the ARL’s Animal Protection Department (APD) received three calls resulting in one canine removed from a house at the 100 Block of 3rd St, and three citations issued,” said Officer Hayden Carroll, APD Manager.
Any person witnessing an unsupervised dog left outside in the elements within the City of Reading should call the Animal Rescue League of Berks County at 610-373-8830.
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