City Refines Pet Limit Proposal - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

City Refines Pet Limit Proposal

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By: Claire Powell


A few weeks ago, Pleasant Hill City Council made a proposal limiting the number of pets per household to four.

This made pet owners outraged and they complained to the city council at the next meeting.

Tuesday, the council changed three parts of the proposal to make residents happy.

"We changed this for the benefit of our residents and their animals," said Donald Sandor, Pleasant Hill City Manager.

First, residents who have more than four pets but have all of them licensed to the city before January of 2014, will be grandfathered-in to the new proposal. Second, foster pets or pets that are temporarily being watched, will not count toward the limit. Finally, registered service dogs will not count against the limit either.

"We received some feedback from some residents who were concerned and a couple council members did some of their own research and found these provisions in other ordinances and felt that it'd be appropriate to add those," said Sandor.

The proposal will be reviewed two more times by the city council, once on November 26th and again sometime in December. 

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