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Old 03-22-2012, 12:01 AM
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I actually have NO words for this?? What about breeders or show/sports people? Do I now live in a big brother country where my healthy, well cared for dogs are in danger of being impounded? What of all the township dogs roaming the streets being ignored while they spread disease?

I am beyond furious now. Why doesn't this government concentrate on more pertinent issues relating to animal legislation?
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:23 AM
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As a commenter posted, welcome to the rest of the world.

Its been that way for most of the US for decades.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:31 AM
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As a commenter posted, welcome to the rest of the world.

Its been that way for most of the US for decades.
That. Not sure what the big deal is... either register your pets, or be prepared to face the consequences if you get caught.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:32 AM
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I sort of understand why it was done...to have some leverage over animal hoarding situations...but coming from a family that owns multiple dogs, it really sucks to have a municipal tell you what you can have if they are healthy and happy. I really hate blanket laws. If I have the means to properly care for 8 dogs or 15 dogs or 30 dogs and keep them in compliance with registering and noise, I should be able to.

I get a bit annoyed every year when I send in my animals' registrations. I keep them in compliance with rabies laws...shouldn't that be enough? They are charging me $8-10 per animal per year so they don't have to do the footwork to check rabies (and to make money for the town). The business performing the rabies jabs should forward the info to each town.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:41 AM
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I actually like the idea of regulating pets, and in particular, registering dogs.

There wasn't any system in place in Memphis, and the city was overrun with animals, dog fighters, and so on. Outside of Memphis, some places had limits, but they weren't enforced.

But where I live now? If you live in the city, I'm pretty sure there is dog limit(mostly depending on the type of housing), and every dog has to be registered with a $20 fee/year type of thing. Stray dogs? Nada. Every dog has an owner, and that owner WILL get fined for loose dogs. Breeders have to have a license to operate(it's a year-by-year thing..so if you don't have a litter that year, no big deal), and they have to register their pups by 6 weeks. I'm pretty sure they are limited in breeding animals as well, since it is in town. After 6 months, I think the pups are "counted" in their limit. I believe big commercial kennels are banned to out-of-city limits. I'd have to look at it again, I can't remember the numbers or anything.

But all in all, when enforced, it works. This area (minus out-of-city farm dogs, of course) isn't overrun and the shelter is pretty darn empty.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:42 AM
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I don't see what the big deal is. It's been like that here forever. Breeders here generally apply for a kennel license and that's that. Hardly anyone gets turned down, even.

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Here's it's $15-$46 depending on if the dog is speutered/chipped/fenced. One town near me has $10 for altered dogs, $100 for intact dogs, per year.
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What bothers me is they are once again turning their sights onto law abiding citizens and ignoring the real issues. No one is going to go into townships to regulate dog ownership.

Its is purely a money making gambit. They also state that if you breed or show, move to a small holding. I'm sorry, I don't have the money for a small holding. My dogs are cared for and happy. Just try and take my dogs, there will be one heck of a fight on their hands!
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What bothers me is they are once again turning their sights onto law abiding citizens and ignoring the real issues. No one is going to go into townships to regulate dog ownership.

Its is purely a money making gambit. They also state that if you breed or show, move to a small holding. I'm sorry, I don't have the money for a small holding. My dogs are cared for and happy. Just try and take my dogs, there will be one heck of a fight on their hands!
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Pet owners will not be charged for registering their pets as the city wants to encourage registration.

Pet owners can also register and apply for a permit to keep additional pets - this request will never be unreasonably denied but is in place to prevent unhealthy or abusive homes.
Umm i don't really see the issue. It doesn't seem to cost money to register your dogs with the town there unlike over here. Just register them, it's free. Then you won't have to risk the fine if they check (and usually they uphold the bylaw pretty good when they first come out with it).
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Umm i don't really see the issue. It doesn't seem to cost money to register your dogs with the town there unlike over here. Just register them, it's free. Then you won't have to risk the fine if they check (and usually they uphold the bylaw pretty good when they first come out with it).
Actually, they are charging for additional dogs. This is going to cause a massive spike in dumping of dogs (which it did when they just suggested the by law) and when people don't register them, which they won't, they rake in the money.

It grinds my goat because I work in the forefront of pro bono vet care. Let's rather sort out those that refuse to care for their dogs!
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Actually, they are charging for additional dogs. This is going to cause a massive spike in dumping of dogs (which it did when they just suggested the by law) and when people don't register them, which they won't, they rake in the money.

It grinds my goat because I work in the forefront of pro bono vet care. Let's rather sort out those that refuse to care for their dogs!
Care to link where you're reading this? From what it sounds like in that link and on the Cape Town website is that you just have to submit a form to request permission to have more animals but that's it, no fees, since they want to encourage people to license their pets.

Are you even currently breeding? Or is this "outrage" more of a "i just want to be able to whenever i want" type thing?
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