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Metro Council’s Animal Control Sub-Committee to Meet Today

Monday August 20, 2007

Louisville Metro Council
Media Advisory
For Immediate Release
Media Contact:           
Stephen Haag, Jr.
574-1204 / 645-1752     

Louisville, KY – Louisville Metro Council’s Animal Control Sub-Committee will meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 20th in the Metro Council Chambers (3rd Floor, 601 West Jefferson Street). Sub-committee members will conduct their fourth informational meeting to review Louisville Metro’s Animal Control Ordinance (passed in December of 2006).

The Animal Control Sub-Committee meeting will include testimony from Mr. Norman Auspitz who has spent 15 years at Webster University as an Adjunct Professor teaching M.B.A. and Masters of Information Technology Management courses, as well as 18 years with the General Electric Corporation holding  various strategic planning, project and program management positions. Mr. Auspitz has been involved in an Abyssinian Purebred Rescue since 1994 and is currently President of the National Abyssinian Rescue.  He has written a number of articles in various breed and cat fancy publications and is considered to be a feline expert. Mr. Auspitz often consults on applied genetics of domestic feline coat color/length/patterns and is up to date on the genetic health issues of numerous breeds.

The sub-committee plans to meet several times during the summer to hear testimony from a range of professionals on of Louisville’s Animal Control Ordinance. The sub-committee will also discuss changes that could be used to improve the current ordinance.

Kelly Downard (R) 16