Public Comment Animal Care and Control Ordinance

Posted on 10/24/2018

Updated: February 8, 2019

The third and final for the proposed changes to the Animal Care and Control Ordinance is scheduled for the Casper City Council Meeting on February 19, 2019. Please, come to the meetings and give feedback to the City Council on the proposed ordinance changes.   

At their October 23, 2018 work session the
Casper City Council began the process of considering changes to the current Animal Care and Control Ordinance.  Between January 2017 and June 2018, Metro Animal Services reported 721 animal bites and attacks in Casper.  According to Councilman Walsh, the ordinance’s sponsor, “The purpose of this ordinance is to promote the public health safety and general welfare of the citizens and visitors of the City of Casper and to promote the health safety and welfare of animals.”

A webpage on the City’s website ( has been established to gather public comments. “I want to have people take the opportunity to review the proposal and offer input,” stated Councilman Chris Walsh.  A white paper by Councilman Walsh and a line-numbered copy of the proposed ordinance are posted along with an email link for citizens to submit their comments about the ordinance.  City Council will take comments on the ordinance through November 7 on the website.  The updated ordinance will then go to a public hearing during a regular Council meeting.  “Depending on the results of the public hearing, the ordinance might be sent back to work session for further adjustments or it could be scheduled to go through the usual public hearing process for ordinances in front of the Council,” explained City Manager Carter Napier. Please follow the links below for the current ordinance, the proposed ordinance, a white paper from Councilman Walsh, and a link for comments and concerns. 

Revised Animal Care Ordinance (after second reading)

Revised Animal Care Ordinance (after first reading)

Ordinance January 17, 2019 Version

Updated Proposed Ordinance January 17, 2019

Updated Proposed Ordinance 

Original Proposed Ordinance

White Paper

For comments or concerns please contact your City Council Person or attend a public hearing on the ordinance.

City Council Contact Information