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MARBLE FALLS — The question of whether to allow invisible fences to contain pets as part of a revised animal ordinance continues to dog the City Council.

Although the overall ordinance was approved in January, the council at the time asked officials to do more research on the safety of so-called electronic, invisible or wireless pet fences to restrain animals in lieu of physical barricades.

An invisible fence emits a shock from a buried electric line that keeps dogs from going astray.

Critics and proponents again weighed in on the issue April 17 at City Hall, with the council ultimately asking the Animal Control Advisory Commission to consider the suggestions and return with a recommendation at the next council meeting.