The animal control advisory board in San Marcos is holding a meeting Wednesday night that will feature second public hearings about pet microchipping and other matters involved in the new animal control ordinance.
But the bulk of the meeting apparently will be spent on a less-discussed topic: the feeding of deer within city limits.
Kevin Schwausch, a biologist with the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife (TPW) will give a presentation on urban deer management. Following the presentation, the board will conduct a hearing about a proposal to ban the feeding of deer within the city. The board also will discuss the development of a wildlife damage management plan. Both of those matters will be up for public hearing for the first time.
The board also will conduct its second hearings on two proposed revisions to the animal control ordinance.
The first revision would ban the sale, trade or barter of animals in the public right of way, in private or public parking lots, roadsides, and flea markets. An exception would be made licensed commercial animal establishments and for legal humane organizations participating in city events.
The second revision would make it mandatory for animals impounded for the second time at the city animal shelter to be microchipped before they could be reclaimed by their owners.
At the first public hearing on the revisions to the animal control ordinance last month, only two people spoke, both against the revisions.
The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center.Email | Print