City May Limit Pet Ownership

An Ohio town is considering a cap on the number of dogs and cats allowed in homes.

Posted: September 19, 2006, 5 a.m. EST

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Acting on residents’ complaints, the West Milton, Ohio, Village Council seems poised to create a pet limit on the number of dogs and cats residents can own.

During a Sept. 12 workshop on the matter, the council unofficially agreed to a pet limit of four dogs and cats, no matter how the number is divided between the species.

The Council is expected to vote on the new pet limit during its Oct. 10 meeting.
 
“We’ll have to grandfather those pets people now own. There is no way we can tell a person to get rid of a pet they have owned for a number of years,” Councilmember Pat Grim said.

Even if the ordinance is passed, Village Manager Martin Gabbard said, enforcement might come only when there’s an animal complaint from a community member.

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Jessica    Madison, WI

12/2/2008 6:07:18 PM

Rather than enacting a pet limit, cities should focus on enforcing nuisance regulations and on penalizing irresponsible pet owners. Pet limits are necessarily indiscriminate and can hurt responsible pet owners. Furthermore, when a pet limit is enacted it can shut down rescue operations and prevent people from providing foster care.

Jessica    Madison, WI

12/2/2008 6:03:42 PM

Rather than enacting a pet limit, cities should focus on enforcing nuisance regulations and on penalizing irresponsible pet owners. Pet limits are necessarily indiscriminate and can hurt responsible pet owners. Furthermore, when a pet limit is enacted it can shut down rescue operations and prevent people from providing foster care.

Sophie    Clarksville, TN

5/30/2008 11:14:37 AM

What if you were that 5th cat that ad to be removed, goverment officails? how would you feel. Perverts, and what about breeders, how will they keep their cats. That city sure is taking their chances. This law will just make people mad that they have limits on pets and leave the city.

mae    pearl, MS

9/19/2006 9:10:48 AM

i think that is horrible, my husband and i rescue and adopt out unwanted cats and kittens at the current time we have 17(11 are our own) cats in our house and 4 dogs we adopted since we got married, given we have a huge home and a half acre, i still dont think the city should be able to tell you how many animals to own especailly if they are being well cared for and contained!this looks to me like our wonderful govt is trying to take a step toward dictatorship! i think its crappy!

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