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Wakefield passes animal ordinance amendment


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WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield City Council passed an animal ordinance amendment during its regular council meeting on Monday night.

The ordinance is the result of city staff and law enforcement receiving several dog complaints through 2021. The complaints included issues with dogs running at large, excessive barking, dog feces and a dog attack that resulted in the death of another dog.

The issues were reviewed at length by the city planning commission, which reviewed the current animal ordinance, and the meetings during the commission’s review of the ordi...