Syracuse Welcomes Pets, Catches Tire Thief


SYRACUSE – The Syracuse City Council gave a new couple and their pets a warm welcome to the city Monday.

John and Krista Voyles wrote the council that they were hoping to move to Syracuse, but noticed the city’s zoning ordinances limited households to two pets. They said they had three dogs that were inseparable parts of the family.

The council responded Wednesday with a vote that raised the limit to three dogs and three cats.

Krista Voyles thanked the council.

Voyles: “We are very happy the council voted to increase the number of animals per household will be getting them all licensed this month.”

In other action, the council gave Rhae Werner permission to care for flower beds in Williams Park.

Werner told the council she will clean existing flower beds and add some plantings from her own garden. She will also be accepting donations from other gardeners.

It was also reported that four tires that were stolen in broad daylight from Henke’s Garage in Syracuse were quickly found and returned.

The council credited the quick work of Deputy Colin Caudill.

A witness saw a 20-county pickup leave the area.

Deputy Caudill checked surveillance cameras at Cubbies in Syracuse and spotted the vehicle. He traced it through records and quickly apprehended the person involved and was able to return the tires to the owner.

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