DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dogs won't be allowed on Volusia County Beaches after all.
Earlier in January, the council agreed to draft a test ordinance to allow leashed dogs on beaches for up to three months. On Thursday, they heard from the county's health department, federal officials and residents before ditching the proposal.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service opposed the plan based on its potential impact on shorebirds and sea turtle nests.
The county has several dog-friendly beach areas.