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According to the Star Tribune, while investigating the whole owning chickens issue, one of the Burnsville City Council members realized that he was in violation of a city animal ordinance and didn’t vote because he didn’t want to muddy the waters any. This Burnsville ordinance basically states that if you own more than two dogs you must apply for a kennel license to keep them. Because people like to own those little fucking rat dogs they feel that this may be a bit outdated. So, in the mean time, he still owns three dogs and hasn’t purchased a kennel license because the rest of the city council decided that it would be ok for animal control to ignore the ordinance for now until they can decide the fate of all households who own more than two dogs — probably because one of their own needed protection. As if ignorance of the law is any fucking excuse.
Being that Burnsville has this ordinance, I went to all of the other surrounding city’s websites and dug up their animal ordinances and license application forms (where applicable). Just to provide my usual public service, I have linked to them all for you here (Apple Valley, Eagan, Farmington, Lakeville, Rosemount, Savage).
So, I want to know how many of you out there are in violation of your local ordinances regarding licensure. Perhaps you own more than two dogs or you don’t have your animals licensed per city regulation. The Star Tribune article said that the city staff made calls to see how many people owned more than two dogs and were surprised at how many did and were “unknowingly” in violation of the ordinance.
So, being that this is an anonymous poll, feel free to vote without the worry for reprisal — plus, even if I did know who you were I wouldn’t tell on you anyway :-) After you vote, please let us know what you think about these ordinances either about owning chickens or the rules governing the licensure of animals or limits on the number of dogs/cats you can own. I’m really interested in knowing if others have a problem with any of these limits or rules.
Are Your Animals Licensed Properly?
- No (38.0%, 10 Votes)
- N/A (35.0%, 9 Votes)
- Yes (27.0%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 26
So, comment on, I’d love to hear what you have to say!