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Old December 2nd, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Loki Love View Post
I think it's a stretch to compare pet limits to BSL.. but that's my opinion.
It's still a blanket policy applied to ALL situations without regard to the individual circumstances, so I personally think they are comparable.

Originally Posted by Loki Love View Post
It would be a wonderful society if we could judge individual home owners and pet limits on a case by case basis - but I don't think there are the resources for that, do you?
Calgary seems to make it work. I would think more resources would be needed to police the number of pets someone has than not to.

As for licensing being a "money-grab", here are some of things that the licence fees fund here in Calgary:

Under the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw, at three months of age all cats and dogs residing in the City of Calgary must have a City of Calgary licence. Licensing fees, not tax dollars, fund the following programs and services:
  • Reunite lost cats and lost dogs with their owners.
  • Operate the Pet Drive Home program.
  • Educate cat and dog owners about responsible pet ownership.
  • Enforce the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw.
  • Shelter and feed lost impounded cats and impounded dogs in our vet-operated facility.
  • Manage our animal adoption program.
  • Offer school programs at no charge.
  • Deliver public education programs.
  • Run our volunteer animal socialization program.
  • Help neighbours resolve their animal related conflicts.
  • Provide funding to veterinary clinics for emergency medical care for injured stray cats and dogs.
  • Operate the No Cost Spay/Neuter program for the cats and dogs of eligible Calgarians.
  • Provide medical care to adoptable cats and dogs in our state of the art clinic.
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