City residents in violation of Alton’s animal control ordinance, may be subjected to a couple of fee changes and what constitutes a violation will be redefined.  Alton Treasurer Cindy Roth calls the current ordinance “unenforceable” because you cannot go house to house to determine if there are pets in peoples’ houses.

Roth tells The Big Z the changes to the ordinance would remove the part calling for owners to register their pets:

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Roth says at the height of enforcement, the fees generated about $35,000 in revenue, but this year is down to around $22,000, not counting about $4,000 in various expenses. 


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