NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A stricter animal care law was unanimously adopted by the North Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday.
The updated law criminalizes the failure to provide animals with food, water, veterinary care and proper shelter to animals if kept outside.
The city of North Las Vegas released the following statement following the council's decision:
"We are very proud of the work we have accomplished in updating our ordinances to better protect the health, welfare and safety of animals in our community. These changes are the result of months of collaboration between staff, members of the community and animal advocates. These are progressive measures that give law enforcement more tools to ensure that animals in the city are being properly cared for."
The ordinance was in response to a dog who passed earlier this year in North Las Vegas.
Gina Greisen, an activist and president of the animal rights group Nevada Voters for Animals, released the following on her group's social media page.