Orange County Animal Services Director Bob Marotto said no tremendous changes would be made in the unified ordinance, but just a creation of consistency.
“This is just putting the ordinances of towns throughout the county side by side and seeing how they deal with issues like rabies and nuisance violations,” he said.
“Then taking the best aspects of these ordinances and combining them in a way that is flexible and coexists across the county.”
Marotto said making adjustments to the ordinance will be a collaborative effort among county municipalities.
“It is very important in the process for us to make sure the towns have the opportunity to review the unified ordinance,” he said.
Marotto said residents should remember this is not a uniform, but unified, ordinance.
“Municipalities will be able to keep the unique aspects of their ordinances, such as Carrboro’s livestock and wild animal laws that would remain intact,” he said.
This aspect of Carrboro’s ordinance is covered in Article 3, prohibiting the feeding of deer, for example.