STAFFORD (FOX 26) - Those opposed to the proposed animal ordinance for the city of Stafford include long time Mayor Leonard Scarcella.
"I believe the ordinance needs a lot of tweaking," Scarcella said.
The mayor says the ordinance doesn't give a darn about how animals are treated.
"I have serious concerns about the fact that their doesn't seem to be as much emphasis of trying to save the lives of pets," the mayor said.
The biggest problem animal advocates say they have with the proposed ordinance is it would allow homeless dogs and cats to be sold.
"You could sell it to someone who consumes the dog or you could sell it to someone who owns a medical lab to use animals for research," said Claudine Vass founder of Fort Bend Pets Alive. "It's just not up to speed with the 21st century."
Other troubling language in the ordinance animal advocates say would allow officers to remove pets from private property.
"There are loopholes all over the place," said Cheslee Escobedo, with Fort Bend Pets Alive.
We will keep you posted on whether this controversial animal ordinance passes or fails.