Dog owners can add new pet to their homes

City council changes number of dogs allowed in a home from two to three

  • Mar. 6, 2013 6:00 p.m.

Abbotsford to allow dog owners to have three animals in their homes

Dog lovers can soon add a third canine to their home.

The city passed the third reading of an amendment to a city zoning bylaw,  changing the number of dogs allowed in a residence from two to three.

Council received a report in April stating that many other municipalities allowed three dogs. The report noted that by allowing more dogs per household, the city could see a small increase in revenue as more dog licences would be issued. City staff contacted the B.C. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals which did not voice any concerns about the change.

Currently, 8,500 dogs are licensed in Abbotsford each year.

There are no bylaws determining how many cats a household can own.

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