Naperville Now 06-06-18

Pet Ordinance Considered:

City officials could soon put a new pet ordinance into place. After four years of waiting for either the state or county government to pass a stronger pet protection policy with no success, Naperville City Council said the time to act is now. The new ordinance is designed to discourage so-called “puppy mills” from breeding and selling unhealthy pets to consumers by requiring a four-year warranty on any pets sold. Activists at last night’s meeting pushed for a more stringent “humane” model, similar to Chicago’s, which would prohibit pet shops from selling any animals sourced from commercial breeders, only allowing rescued pet sales. Council will be reviewing details of the proposal, including microchipping requirements, acceptable temperatures for pets to be left in cars, and persistent noise made by pets in neighborhoods. They could take action as early as their next meeting on June 19.

Suspect Sought:

Naperville police are asking the public to help identify this man, who is a person of interest in a theft that occurred in the early morning of May 23. The incident took place in the 3500 block of Sweet Maggie Lane, and though this video is not of the actual theft, this man and three other men who were with him are all suspects wanted for questioning. Please contact the police department with any information.

Tortoise Tale:

A happy tale of a found tortoise – with a twist. 10-year-old Khudu went missing from his home at the Windscape apartment complex on May 31. His owners Bea Rodriguez and Jeremy Franzen took the search for their pet to social media, and three days later, he was found by Naperville North High School in the bus lot. But as a bonus, during their search, they were alerted to an abandoned tortoise in Lockport, which they went and rescued. Now Khudu has a new temporary roomie – Atlas, who’s sticking around until a permanent home for him can be found.

NCC Baseball Honors:

The honors continue to pour in for North Central College baseball. Yesterday, Cardinals junior Michael Mateja named a third team, Academic All-American. Last week, Mateja was named a second team All-American by both D3baseball.com and the American Baseball Coaches Association, becoming just the third player in program history to earn All-America honors in back-to-back seasons.

Mike Wisz, a sophomore outfielder, joined Mateja on the ABCA All-America second team. Wisz was also named a first team All-American by D3baseball.com after leading all of Division III with 73 RBI’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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