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Galesburg Leaders Consider Changes to Animal Ordinance

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The Galesburg City Council will consider changes to an animal ordinance Monday, October 21, 2013.

City workers set up a task force to look at the changes in the summer, but it's the council who has the final say. The changes come after seven year-old Ryan Maxwell was killed by a pitbull back in March of 2013.

City leaders want a dog to only be tethered for six hours at the most. That is one of the things that the task force agreed with.

The task force also considered a limit on the number of cats or dogs a person can own. However, the city council will not recommend that Monday night. Council members do not want a limit on the number of animals that a person can own.

Monday's meeting starts at 6:15 p.m. at City Hall. The council is not likely to approve anything at the meeting.