PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — No more pet alligators in the city of Pittsburgh.
That’s just one change included in a newly proposed reptile ordinance.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Lose 2nd Officer To COVID-19 In Past Month
Three months ago, former councilwoman Darlene Harris proposed a reptile ordinance, but now councilman Bruce Kraus wants to replace it with something more humane.
He wasn’t available to talk on Tuesday, but the CEO of the Humane Animal Rescue said he helped draft the new proposal.
He said the shelters do not have the space, funding, or ability to re-home abandoned reptiles.READ MORE: Why Did Some Phones Not In The Path Of Thursday's Tornadoes Get Alerts While Others In Danger Didn't?
Council will discuss the bill next Wednesday.
An alligator was found near the Allegheny River in Lawrenceville in October 2019.
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