Here is an email that I received from Elvi Gray-Jackson this morning.
Here is the response I received when I asked about the situation with
the dog as you described.
Elvi Gray-Jackson, Assemblymember
Anchorage Assembly-Seat G
343-4118 (Voice Mail)
Animal control responded a number of times to conduct a welfare check on the dog. Most recently, officers observed the dog in its yard Monday, Thursday, and Friday of last week. On the visits, the dog had shelter, bedding, water, and appeared healthy in terms of body condition and behavior. The amount of feces present was not excessive. During one visit, ACCC provided the owner a cable run which was installed allowing the dog more freedom of movement. Knowing the housing provided for the dog would not be appropriate throughout the winter as weather conditions worsened, officers worked with the owner to either relinquish the dog to them or find a new home for it where it was allowed indoors. The owners found a new home for the dog and are hopeful it will be a good match.
The current care standards in the code came from extensive public input during Title 17 code revisions. They were supported by the Animal Control Advisory Board (ACAB) and approved by the Assembly. This issue has been added to the next ACAB meeting agenda. Board members will provide additional input to you following their December 4 meeting.
Please let me know if you need anything further at this time. Thank
Please, Everyone that wants to be involved with this, show your support by attending the Animal Control Advisory Board meeting on Dec 4th.