IL ordinance could limit number of pets per household

December 2, 2007 | By Matt Van Hoven | 520 comments
Tags: crime & law

ILLINOIS – The Peoria-Star Journal reported today that a new law in Spring Valley, Illinois could limit the number of pets allowed in each household.

The law comes on the heals of mounting hoarding cases in the area – and around the country.

Mayor Jim Narczewski referenced an Illinois Valley rescue that recently took control of 37 animals from one home.

Similar cases have sprung up in North Carolina, Texas, New Jersey and New York in recent weeks.

At least one residence in the Spring Valley area currently houses 22 cats.

But residents seem to be for the move – a legislative committee unanimously agreed to place the limit at six animals.

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Mary G.
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Mary G.
4 years ago

Wonder what ever happened with this ridiculous law. You can't legislate hoarders and the government (local, state, federal) most certainly should not be able to dictate how many animals a responsible person or family can keep.

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Kelly B.
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Kelly B.
5 years ago

this law won't stop hoarders. They are mentally ill and need counseling.

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