new animal law in london.

new animal law in london.

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mike

Barbourville, KY

#1 Mar 6, 2012
City council approves animal ordinance for London

The Times-Tribune

CORBIN — By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer

London’s city council approved the first reading of an ordinance regarding animals within the city limits, discussed parking downtown and wrecker service.

The ordinance about animals includes the number of dogs and cats in residential property.

No more than two dogs or cats excluding puppies and kittens can be put outside on an area of a half-acre or less.

Land over a half-acre may have four dogs or cats and puppies or kittens.

And a kennel that boards at any time more than four dogs or cats or puppies and kittens.

Kennels may not be in residential areas.

The ordinance also calls for animals outside a house must be located in a fence or structure to keep the animals on the owner’s property.

And the owner of dogs outside the fence or structure in the city limits must keep then restrained on a leash connected to a collar or harness.

The ordinance also requires the disposal of animal feces.

That does not apply to blind or visually impaired and/or disabled people accompanied by an assistance dog.

Poultry may be kept on land more than a half-acre.

No more than five crowing or non-crowing poultry may be kept in residential zoned area.

The poultry must be kept behind a fence or structure.

It also requires vaccinations annually.

Wild animals other than dogs or cats are not allowed, except for exhibits, at the Chicken Festival. During Chicken Festival,“Any dog or cat in such area must be restrained.”
wondering

London, KY

#2 Mar 7, 2012
Seems fair enough, although how they inforce it we will see? I know there have been a leash law in the city for some time , yet their is an animal that has known to bite children on Pearl St that runs lose all the time and even though neighbors have called on this dog daily, it is not restrained. I guess if you know the right people the laws do not apply to you.
yes

London, KY

#3 Mar 7, 2012
I think this should be county wide. Or at least there needs to be something for the rest of the county. When you have people with 40 or 50 dogs and they don't feed or take care of them, then you could use this law because we don't have an aspc it anything like that.
pet lover

Trenton, IL

#4 Mar 7, 2012
There are no bad pets just bad owners.
Spay and neuter you pet.
SaveTheKids

London, KY

#5 Mar 7, 2012
There is a man in the Golden Eagle subdivision that keeps a German Shepard in a cage all the time. I think that big dog has been in a little cage his whole life.
rambo

London, KY

#6 Mar 7, 2012
you people is a joke in laurel co the no wonder it never went wet you big whele like to go out to eat and act big but it all be over will when the word get out it did in manchester and it get wet then
Virginia Hills

Manchester, KY

#7 Mar 7, 2012
rambo wrote:
you people is a joke in laurel co the no wonder it never went wet you big whele like to go out to eat and act big but it all be over will when the word get out it did in manchester and it get wet then
Ohhh, bless your little lost heart.
Dummies for neighbors

London, KY

#8 Mar 7, 2012
Well it should be a total mandate law if you have cat's and dog's for owner's to have electric fence to keep their animals on there property!
boycott london

London, KY

#9 Mar 7, 2012
laurel county needs a lease law

Since: Mar 09

Somerset, KY

#10 Mar 8, 2012
boycott london wrote:
laurel county needs a lease law
Agree 100%!!!! Of course there would have to be more allowances for farms out in the county but ir needs to be strict and enforced!!!
Old Man

Norman, AR

#11 Mar 8, 2012
I agree BUT, how would it be enforced and where would the money come from to enforce it ? The county can barely keep an animal shelter open and to get a stray picked up is nearly impossible without a call to the County Judge Exec. The city has never enforced the leash law they previously had so this new law will most likely be the same way.
wondering

London, KY

#12 Mar 8, 2012
One way to generate a little money for the animal shelter is to lower the fee on buying a pet from them, everywhere else only charges 50.00 for a animal and that covers the spay or neuter cost anywhere you wish to take them including Laurel county. Also they need better hours at the animal shelter, they are not open on weekends and they close at 4:00, working people can not buy from them for this reason. Everyone I know buys from other counties. This shelter is set up for kill only, in my eyes.
dogs running wild

London, KY

#13 Mar 8, 2012
wondering wrote:
Seems fair enough, although how they inforce it we will see? I know there have been a leash law in the city for some time , yet their is an animal that has known to bite children on Pearl St that runs lose all the time and even though neighbors have called on this dog daily, it is not restrained. I guess if you know the right people the laws do not apply to you.
I agree with you, dogs running loose, nipping at your ankles, growling at you so you have to carry a stick when you walk on your street. You never see the dog catcher on Pearl or Oak St, why have leash law if they don't enforce it.
boycott london

London, KY

#14 Mar 8, 2012
Old Man wrote:
I agree BUT, how would it be enforced and where would the money come from to enforce it ? The county can barely keep an animal shelter open and to get a stray picked up is nearly impossible without a call to the County Judge Exec. The city has never enforced the leash law they previously had so this new law will most likely be the same way.
you just had your chance for more money dummy and blew it by voting no .im only going to shop in corbin till london gets its head out of the sand
Smaug

Manchester, KY

#15 Mar 8, 2012
Is the whole vote deal the new Godwin's Law of the London forum or something? Jesus H. Christ people.

Anyway.

"Old Man", spot on. They don't give a rat's ass about animals here, this new ordinance is going to do jack with a side of squat. Guarantee it. My neighbor has an aggressive dog that has killed untold numbers of cats, some of which I've rescued and let out for literally an hour's romp through the yard. I can't even walk my yard without them barging the fence line and going chaotic. Called about 'em who knows how much, know what gets done? Nada.

Nothing's happening folks. They act like they're doing something to keep themselves busy but zip's going down.
SayWhat

Winchester, KY

#16 Mar 8, 2012
is it legal for my dog to drink beer? just as long as he is behind a fence?
overfifty

London, KY

#17 Mar 17, 2012
My two cents: Agree a county wide animal control law needs enacting. We are not dog owners, live in a subdivision in county (but have 1-3/4 acres w/ our house), & all people who have dogs in this area, their dogs do not use potty on their own lawn, but go to others, our grandchildren can't go play in the yard without stepping in doggie do or getting growled at or barked at by dog. Neighbors cat(s) leave dead mice on our front porch (now who has to clean this up), can't mow yard without running tractor thru dog poop. BEST SOLUTION: When one of us get bitten by one of these dogs, SUE EITHER THE COUNTY OR CITY (since they have laws in place but do not enforce them) and county because we call about the dogs without i.d. on them and no one ever comes by. SUE CITY or COUNTY.
overfifty

London, KY

#18 Mar 17, 2012
Oh, yeah. We had to completely enclose our deck in because someone in this neighborhood has three beagles, lets them out at night, they climb on our deck barking at rabbits at 3:00 in the morning. I have Multiple Sclerosis and these dogs are keeping us awake. Why are people so inconsiderate of their neighbors?
Seriously honey

Middlesboro, KY

#19 Mar 19, 2012
Contact the news if you can't get anything done about animal abusers. They should be as accountable as a child abuser! Neither can fend for themselves!
DON'T LET THE ANIMALS SUFFER!
IF YOU SEE IT, REPORT IT!

ANIMAL ABUSE IS A FELONY IN THIS STATE!

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#20 Mar 20, 2012
They should make outdoor cats illegal, but that's besides the point... Keeping cats outdoors shortens their lives. I have three, and I keep them in the house. One of them is a childhood pet (I've had her since I was 11), and I'm 32!

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