Animal Regulation in Cities

Information Memo

Published: December 12, 2022

Animal Regulation in Cities
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Find out how cities may regulate and control pets, farm animals, exotic animals, and newly popular hobbies of keeping bees or chickens. Learn approaches to common problems such as dangerous dogs, dogs running at large, barking, kennels, and feral cats. How to regulate exotic animals. Discusses animal health and safety laws. Animal fighting (dogs, cocks or cockfighting). Owner rights and responsibilities.