No Pet Limit in Roscoe, IL sign now

We, the undersigned, are opposed to the current proposal which would restrict the number of pets a household may maintain. Said proposal limits pet ownership to three animals per household (only two of one species). This proposal unfairly punishes responsible pet owners.

Pet limit laws drive a wedge between responsible pet owners and animal control agencies and can have many unintended consequences. Other cities that have tried to enforce such ordinances have found that they drive owners underground, thus lowering license compliance rates. Limit laws are not successful in addressing neighborhood nuisances or in identifying inhumane activities such as hoarding, irresponsible breeding or negligent rescue operations. We recommend instead thoughtfully written nuisance and cruelty/neglect laws. The reasonable way to achieve the goal sought by pet limit laws is through enactment of these nuisance laws that address the specific conduct that is desired or opposed.

People who maintain any number of pets responsibly and humanely and do not present a nuisance to their neighbors should not be prevented from keeping them because other pet owners might not be as responsible.

Irresponsible pets owners, whether they own one or 10 pets should be the focus of animal control nuisance laws, not people who do things right but have a certain number of animals. Animal control laws should encourage people to become more responsible pet owners, i.e., to license, identify, confine, vaccinate, train and humanely keep and enjoy their pets. Pet limit laws discourage volunteers from rescuing and providing foster homes to pets, when doing so puts them over their legal limit. Through these efforts, volunteers contribute invaluable services to animal control agencies, humane shelters and their communities. Pet limit laws that discourage these activities discourage kindness and cost taxpayers money.

By limiting the number of pets a household can have, while the number of pets produced each year continues to grow, potential pets being euthanized at shelters will increase dramatically.

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  • 05 November 201492. Eileen O
    Street address 10033 Woodchuck Trail City/State/Zipcode Roscoe, Il 61073 Roscoe is turning into a police state with this proposed limit!!!!!!
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  • 03 May 201489. Melissa Spencer
    Street address 4763 Indigo Pl City/State/Zipcode Roscoe, IL 61073 I am a highly responsible pet owner and if I would like to have more than 3 pets and they are not causing other people problems I should be able to have them.
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  • 20 December 201386. Lisa C
    Street address 12520 Greensview Circle City/State/Zipcode Roscoe, IL 61073 Over population is the problem here, not limiting a household to a certain number of animals. Spaying and neutering MUST become mandatory!
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  • 11 September 201384. Phylis J
    Street address 11925 love rd City/State/Zipcode roscoe Il 61073 Make it a law to spay!
  • 06 September 201383. Deanna B
    Street address 11721 Graystone Circle City/State/Zipcode Roscoe, IL 61073 Responsible pet owners should not be punished because of the irresponsible pet owners. Propose stiffer fines for irresponsible pet owners.
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  • 01 April 201378. Jody W
    Street address 70797 Hawthorne Ridge City/State/Zipcode Roscoe, IL 61073 I feel as long as pets are registered and current on their required vaccinations the number is irrelivant. I would encourage if there be any laws reguarding animals, that threre be
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Edwina SheppardBy:
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Roscoe Village Board

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