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Should someone tell you how many pets you can have?

TaffyApple

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Do you think that someone, say the city council of the town you live in, has the right to tell you to have many pets you can have?

Where I live, we are only allowed 3 pets. This includes indoors and outdoors.

When they put this rule into place, if you had more pets, they could be "grandfathered" in.

We had more than 3 pets. We have indoor cats. So they were grandfathered in.

However, we take in strays from time to time. We have huge hearts and we take care of them. They get fresh food and water daily, a warm place to live and go to the vet when needed. In fact, we have had a cat that had diabetes that had insulin shots twice a day. That same cat had surgery to remove an eye so the infection did not spread and kill him. Currently, we have a cat that has to take medication for the rest of his life for a GI issue. So you can see that we love our fur babies, and will do whatever it takes to keep them healthy. So far this year we have spent well over $2,000 at the vet for our cats. When our cats pass on to the Rainbow bridge, we have them cremated so they can come home. They truly are family to us and are treated better than some kids.

I feel that since they were inside and I am taking care of them properly, no one should have a say in how many I have. I realize there are some out there that hoard animals, and can not take care of them. But my cats stay indoors and are never outside. So I think it is my business and not others.
 

Lucky

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Wow I can't believe that you aren't allowed more than 3 pets. I know a lot of apartment complexes don't allow pets, but for a locality to mandate something like that is crazy. If you want more pets and have the ability to take care of them all, than who cares? I think it's great that you take in those strays and take care of them.
 

TaffyApple

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Exactly, Lucky! Thank you.

I could see if we rented a house or apartment, having a limit. But we own our house. I feel it is up to me and my husband how many we have. They are indoors all the time, and since they are our fur kids, we take extreme measures on making sure they never get out.
 

Lucky

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Exactly, Lucky! Thank you.

I could see if we rented a house or apartment, having a limit. But we own our house. I feel it is up to me and my husband how many we have. They are indoors all the time, and since they are our fur kids, we take extreme measures on making sure they never get out.
Keep doing what you're doing. I myself would ignore a rule like that. I hate when people overstep their boundaries when it comes to privacy and stuff like that. Like you said, your pets are 100% your business.
 

Silver Surfer

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I totally agree, what you do in your in own home is up to you.

If you don't bother anyone, there's absolutely no problem.

The problem is the local autorities, who sometimes act als local dictators.
 

radioactivemonkey

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I think it depends on how much space you have, how much time you have, and how much money you have.

I know someone who has 10 cats and they have a big house and good income so the cats are well taken care of but I also know someone who has 3 and often skips out on taking them to the vet because they can't afford it and they also feed them junk for food.

The only time someone should be restricted is in the case of abuse.
 

David81

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I have no clue on the limits here, but I think it is fair to have a limit in place. I think it should be a lot higher than 3 though.

I see it like this. If you can take care of them, clean after them, and still care for yourself and any children living with you, I see no issue with it. As long as it doesn't affect your life, I think it would be fine.
 

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