The Barberton city council approved a controversial ordinance Monday that makes it a crime to feed a pet outdoors at night.
The eight-member city council unanimously approved the proposed ordinance that also requires that all outdoor pet food has to be cleaned up at night.
Scofflaw pet feeders will get slapped with a $50 fine.
Bill Judge, the mayor of Barberton, previously told Fox 8 they want to ban nighttime pet feeding for health and safety reasons.
“It attracts unwanted animals at night: raccoons, possums and skunks,” Judge said.
“We are trying to help the domesticated animals. There are safety issues if there are rats or rodents running around.”
More than a dozen cat lovers attended the meeting with a handful speaking out against the ordinance before it was voted on.