What is the problem??? We have a ordinance VERY similiar to this with the exception, we have to pay 100.00 for any intact animal and you are only allowed I believe 2 (maybe 3) or the price goes up. We are also only allowed to have a total of 5 animals, including cats and dogs!
While I don't neccesarily agree with EVERYTHING in this ordianance, I don't understand why the AKC is making such a big deal over this town as I am Sure that there are many more like thiers and ours out there!!!
Is AKC seeing what is going on in towns and afraid they are going to lose money?? I am just trying to understand why the AKC is concerned about this???
OH and might I add, That 100.00 is PER YEAR!!
***Edited By: klkrieg on 1/17/2008 8:49:02 AM*** Reason: ADD
I don't think AKC disagrees so much with the principle of these regulations...but rather that they do not solve anything. Considering the magnitude of the human/dog population in southern Florida, and how poorly funded AC is, these changes are unenforcable. The only people who will pay are responsible breeders that want to do the right thing. Irresponsible people will continue to breed without paying the fees, so it does not really solve anything. AC does not have the manpower to investigate every "puppy for sale" ad in the newspaper, will not surveil the entrance of every grocery store looking for people selling puppies (it happens often), and certainly won't be able to regulate people in the area that sell dogs online.
This puts an undue burden on responsible AKC breeders. So of course AKC is against it, they are just trying to protect their constituency.
This isn't really surprising, because south Florida is all about regulating pet ownership. AmStaff/APBTs have been illegal in Dade county for almost two decades (funny thing is, my mom's neighbor owns one...), and regulations have been enacted in parts of Broward. Licensing is also slightly more expensive for intact animals.