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Rocky Mount City Council Considers Changes To Animal Ordinance

Posted September 23, 2002 2:29 a.m. EDT

— The Rocky Mount City Council is considering changes to its animal control ordinance.

The ordinance, which has been on the books for years, prohibits more than two dogs or two cats, or four pets total, per household.

Residents who have more than four dogs and/or cats, who want more, must apply for a permit with animal control. Once it is determined that the pets can be cared for and are not a nuisance to other residents, a permit is granted.

Changes to the ordinance that are being considered include the number of livestock allowed in city limits, what types of animals fall under the wild and exotic category -- which are currently banned in the city limits -- and a change in fees for permits.

The Rocky Mount City Council will consider the proposed changes at its Sept. 23 meeting.