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Q: How many is too many?

January 20, 2009 | By Butte Humane S. | 29 answers | Expired: 1897 days ago

How many is too many?

The city of Chico has a limit of three dogs over the age of four months per household, in the unincorporated areas of the county the limit is seven. Do you think these limits are reasonable or not, and why?

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Gerry F.
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Feb 03, 2009

That sounds reasonable. It would be hard to give the proper care and attention to more that that. Also, the limits can prevent hoarding if the law is enforced.

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Tom F.
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Jan 26, 2009

This sounds fairly reasonable. By putting limits, it reduces the potential for hoarding.

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thomas h.
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Jan 24, 2009

I think it is reasonable, the state is just looking out for the well being of the animals. Too many animals can lead to improper care and get the animal as well as the owners into a lot of trouble.

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Pamela D.
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Jan 23, 2009

This sounds reasonable to me. Among issues to consider is expense (can they afford both preventative and emergency treatment) and space. Within the city limits properties tend to be fairly small, and all 3 dogs do need space to roam. My husband's parents have a huge ranch outside the city limits, and 4 dogs. They have the money to care for more, and the space, but your really starting to push your ability to spend time with each one when you start getting above these levels, unless your family is huge.

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Barbara Y.
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Jan 23, 2009

That sounds reasonable enough to me.

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Eric B.
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Jan 22, 2009

Too many animals lead to less care for each one.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jan 21, 2009

Actually, I think it is reasonable, especially in the city. I had seven dogs at one time, but I lived in a rural area. In the city, there are just too many potential issues - noise and waste among them.

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Jean D.
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Jan 21, 2009

Myself I think 3 is reasonable and I cannot agree with the seven. If you have to many dogs how are you going to be able to afford to give them the food and vet care unless your a shelter.

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Animal g.
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Jan 21, 2009

I think it is reasonable. And yes I agree.

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Robyn
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Jan 21, 2009

I agree with this law. Dogs take so much time & money to be cared for in a proper way, the more dogs the less time for each to be cared for. I know my 2 dogs cost plenty for there care.

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