Shelby Commission shelves proposal on pet care

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Shelby County Commission members have shelved a proposal that would have set minimum care standards for pets in the county.

After public meetings at which residents complained of government infringement and the need to limit government's role, The Commercial Appeal reported commissioners voted 7-5 on Monday to delay the measure indefinitely, effectively killing it.

The proposal would more specifically define vicious dogs and set standards for providing pets with food, water and shelter.

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