This alert came in on December
12th from the Legislation Dept at AKC
Louisville Metro Council to Vote on BSL, Limit Laws and Breeder
Licensing - Action Needed Now!
On Monday, [18th] the Louisville Government Administration, Rules,
Ethics dnd Audit Committee approved
changes to the animal control ordinance which include breed-specific
legislation, a limit law and restrictions on
breeders and dog owners. The ordinance will be voted on by the
full Metro Council on December 19th. This ordinance
will have a devastating effect on dog owners and breeders in Louisville
and may have a dramatic impact
on the Kentuckiana Cluster, the largest dog show cluster in the
country. Fanciers, breeders and concerned dog
owners are urged to immediately contact their representative on
the Metro Council and to attend the meeting
This note came into the DHList the next day after the meeting.
I have been given permission
to cross post.
After 10 hours of unproductive banter, one of the country's toughest
animal control ordinances passed at 4:10
Yes, I was there for the entire Louisville Metro Council meeting.?
And, am too upset to go to sleep.
Yes, I have tears in my eyes as I am writing this.
On a personal note - I will only be legally allowed 3 animals --
dogs and/or cats -- for my lot size.? If you have
at least an half acre, you can have 5 dogs/cats. There are several
options for kennel licenses. But, that will be
prohibitive in a neighborhood.
I must purchase a permit to be allowed to purchase a license for
my unaltered dog -- as I will only be allowed to
have ONE unaltered animal.
If my unaltered dog gets loose or picked up by animal control for
ANY reason -- including bothering my
neighbors for just being a dog -- 2 anonymous complaints = pick
up -- I will be required by law to have him
neutered upon release -- after a hefty fine.
Unlicensed animals carry a $250.00 per dog fine along with having
to be spayed/neutered.
I will be required to have a 6' fence.
NO unaltered dog can be on a leash longer then 4 feet.
If I have ONE litter of puppies and/or sell ONE dog in a year,
I will need a $300.00 broker license.
NO bitch in season can come in contact with ANY other dogs/cats
even if spayed or neutered.
There are 96 pages of this.
Metro Councilman Donard had 89 amendments
to clarify vague language and to support the dog fancy in all aspects
in just the first 30 pages.? He was voted down 87 times on straight
party lines.? I am not being partisan - I
was there and counted the voting. The Republicans fought for dog
owners.? It was an automatic NO by the controlling
I attended many of the committee meetings over the past year.
I am sick by what I witnessed tonight/morning.
Think hard before you decide to support the Louisville community
by attending the March dog shows.
What she didn’t mention, that all puppies and kittens
must be licensed at birth!
This Cluster is a very big Supported entry venue. This $100 on
top of entry fee to enter the shows.
A $100 unaltered pit bull license is required, even for dogs
in Louisville for less than 30 days. Owners would also
have to provide proof of insurance in Kentucky, prove that the
dog has a microchip and register the animal with
Metro Animal Services. Therefore, show participants with these
breeds would be forced to obtain a $100 license!
COULD THIS HAPPEN HERE?
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