ORANGE COUNTY – Orange County Commissioners will consider a uniform animal control ordinance when the board meets Tuesday.

The county’s Animal Services department is looking to streamline animal control regulations so that the towns and county operate under the same set of rules.

When the board first reviewed the changes last June, multiple dog owners came out to protest.

Many said the changes didn’t take into account different conditions in the rural and urban areas. Others worried that the rules would scrap the unofficial designation of “watchdog,” instead recognizing only trained and registered sentry dogs.

The board will also honor former state senator Ellie Kinnaird for her many years of public service in Orange County.

The board meets at 7 o’clock at the Department of Social Services in Hillsborough.