I was Just told by a Relative that I was trying to talk into taking the little dog that was dumped at my house on Sat ., That FtWorth and many other towns only allow homeowners to own two dogs and if caught with more than that you will be fined 500.00 per dog .Has anybody ever heard of such a thing .They also said that they were trying to pass a law that all home owners have there dogs spayed or neutured .
Well I dont live in town or I would have already been throwed out for having to many pets. But I was just in shock when my cousin told me that .I never knew that you had to register your pets with the city. ARe that they could tell you how many you could own. I see how this could be a good thing and how it could be a sad thing to if you have more than they allow. Is this just for the city limits or is it county wide.
Where I live in Mississippi you are allowed to have 6 dogs..we have more than that so I went to city hall and registered as rescue so that I wouldnt have a problem. Of course if you live in the county there is no limit.
Here in MD you can only have 3 in this county. (I only know this because I was at my friends house when she got the paper in the mail) If you have 4 you have to build a kennel and get a kennel liscense, which I think is rediculous.
Thanks Dallas . I cant beleive I had never heard of this law before ,but like I said I have never in my life lived in town.Is it true in every bodys town that they are passing a law about spayed and neuturing your dogs.
***Edited By: doggiecomehome on 9/27/2005 5:36:17 PM*** Reason: fix
Yes, there are restrictions in many areas on how many pets you can have. In my area in Cold Springs, NV, we're allowed to have no more than 5 big dogs. Please check the rules and regulations where you live.
I live in Kitsap County, Washington. Four dogs is the limit. I'm at that limit. More than four and you must have either a Fanciers License or a Kennel License. The difference is for those who have four of their own and want to foster or rescue (Fanciers) and Breeders (Kennel). It's actually a pretty fair amount. When we lived in California, the county had a two dog limit. Most of Kitsap is rural so that helps. I don't think I'd want more dogs (yeah right) on our 1/2 acre, but for people who have more room, maybe. From what I've been told, it's not that hard to get the licenses, providing you have the space and can properly care for the animals.
It's funny I should see this topic. Just 2-3 days ago there was an article in our local paper about a husband and wife who owned their own home,with a nice amount of land and such,who have 14 dogs and the township only allows 8 per home.
They also have sheep,goats and a roaster that they were told they have to rehome.
The women stated that the farm animals were raised and sold anyways but they have no children and the dogs were their kids and how could she make a choice like that.
All her pets were very well kept as well as her home.
They were only given 30 days to rehome 8 dogs.That is impossible!
They just passed this type of law in our town. 4 is the limit. I don't see how they can enforce it. I understand where they are coming from in passing the law...trying to prevent horders and such. But, it seems that those type people aren't going to follow the law anyway and its the good citizens that will end up being punished. At the same time, my neighbor has 8 cats and no one complains about them so she hasn't gotten into any trouble. In our law too, there is a clause where you can get special permission to have more than 4 but I'm not sure what the criteria for that is. At the moment we only have 1, but I can't imagine those who have had to give up pets who had been with them for years just because a law was passed. To me it just leads to more abandoned pets in the shelters, which doesn't fix anything. At least in their homes they were taken care of and loved.
In the greater St. Louis area the number and type of pets varies from municipality to municipality. The City of St. Louis has about 300,000 people, but the greater St. Louis area has about 3.2 million, separated into about 60 separate different towns.
In the City of St. Louis, where I live, you can own up to four pets. They may be any mix of chickens, cats, dogs, pigs, exotic birds, reptiles, etc., but you may only have four. You are not allowed to own a rooster within city limits.
Also, you must license your dog and/or cat and you must pay a higher license fee if the animal is not neutered.
The enforcement of the number of animals rule is not very stict, we don't have the money for that, but woe betide you if your neighbors report you. Then they will come down on your like a ton of bricks.
It's strange though, out in the suburbs where people own more land, it's more restrictive. Some places restrict you to three pets and don't allow "farm" animals, others limit you to two. St. Louis is the only one so far with the rule about unneutered pets.
When you think about it, the rule makes sense. In a big city where people live close together, there is not enough room for everyone to have ten animals, not enough sewer and garbage pickup to support that many animals and not enough animal control officers, either.