June 9, 2014 6:20 pm
Updated: June 10, 2014 8:34 am

POLL: Should the city limit the number of pets in a home?

One of the dogs seized by the Calgary Humane Society from a home in southeast Calgary on May 13, 2013.


CALGARY- A motion to limit the number of cats and dogs in a household is back on the agenda at city hall.

The motion comes from Ward 13 councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart after more than 30 dogs, many in crates stacked to the ceiling and covered in urine and feces,  were seized from a home in southeast Calgary in May.

Under the motion, there would be exemptions for licensed breeders and kennels.

The proposal is expected to come up for discussion at city council Monday evening.

While the motion doesn’t suggest what the limit should be, several other Canadian cities already have pet restrictions in place.

Under a municipal animal bylaw, Torontonians are limited to six animals per household, including a maximum of three dogs.

However, Toronto is looking at amendments to the bylaw and will be holding public consultations in the fall.

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