Snellville readopts Gwinnett County’s animal control ordinance, including the prohibition of baby chicks have been dyed, colored or otherwise treated. (Courtesy Wikimedia)

Snellville adopts Gwinnett County animal control ordinance

After a discussion about concerns over puppy mills, the Snellville City Council recently adopted Gwinnett County’s Animal Control Ordinance. Gwinnett updated their ordinance in 2010, but Snellville had not yet readopted the revised ordinance.

The extensive ordinance defines adequate food, shelter and space for animals as well as penalties for inadequate care. It defines activity constituting nuisance animals, as well as when and where animals might be impounded, adopted or reclaimed.

One of the more very specific items included in the ordinance states, “It is unlawful to sell, offer for sale, give away, or display living baby chicks, ducklings, or other fowl, amphibians, reptiles or rabbits which have been dyed, colored or otherwise treated so as to impart to them an artificial color.”

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