Animal rescue groups meet at South Bend Animal Control

Friday area animal rescue groups were invited to South Bend Animal Care and Control's facility on the city's west side.

The city's new Director of Code Enforcement invited rescue groups to be a part of a new initiative to rescue dogs and cats.

Half a dozen rescue groups attended a meeting about new procedures that could be put in place in the near future.

It's not clear what will change exactly but outside of the shelter a committee will start meeting to update Chapter 5 of the city's code that addresses animal control issues.

“Next Thursday the South Bend City Council will host the first of several meetings to review and hopefully amend and update the chapter that governs animal care and control here in the city,” says Councilwoman Valerie Schey. “So I felt it was a productive meeting this morning and am hopeful for the future.”

The mayor's office says they plan on holding a public meeting with code enforcement and the shelter. Friday’s meeting with the animal rescue groups was closed to the media.

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