Jan 5, 2012 9:17 AM by Cecilia Stevenson
HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The Hammond City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the sale of animals in outdoor areas within the city limits.
The council adopted a companion resolution Tuesday calling on the Tangipahoa Parish Council to consider enacting an ordinance outlawing roadside selling of animals throughout the parish.
Mayor Mayson Foster urged the parish council to act on the issue, explaining to members that unless the parish takes similar action, animal vendors would simply move outside Hammond's city limits and continue the practice.
The new ordinance banning roadside animal sales was initiated by Councilman Lemar Marshall, who said the sale of animals, especially dogs, along some of the city's thoroughfares was becoming a nuisance, and that he had heard complaints from constituents.