Benton City Council's Community Services/Animal Control Committee met Tuesday night to discuss rabies clearance letters for the animal control department.
Terry Parsons, manager of Animal Control Services, was present at the meeting.
Parsons stated that the Arkansas rabies law requires any animal placed into quarantine under rabies suspicions to receive a clearance letter from a veterinarian prior to being removed from quarantine to prove that the animal does not have rabies. This releases the city from any liability, Parsons added.
During the month of May, Benton police officers served 421 warrants during their warrant initiative and amnesty program.
The warrants served include 360 misdemeanors and 13 felony warrant from the Benton Police Department and 48 warrants from other agencies.