Vestavia Hills Won’t Limit Number of Pets

Good thing — I started counting on my fingers when I heard about the proposal.  Wouldn’t want to be forced to put a hamster or two out on the street.

Actually, the original provision in the proposed animal control ordinance would have limited the number of cats and dogs in a household to five.  It didn’t mention hamsters.  Our menagerie is safe.  For now…

There’s a provision requiring people to clean up feces left on others’ property or the street, which seems perfectly appropriate, but there’s also one that requires them to clean up and properly dispose of the dog poo in their own yards.  I’m not quite sure how they’ll enforce that one.  Hey, at least they don’t tell us how often we have to clean the catbox.

4 Responses to “Vestavia Hills Won’t Limit Number of Pets”

  1. Sansou says:

    So, what’s the latest on the pet issue? Wasn’t there a vote last night?

    Also, I read that the charge on our phone bills will increase by more than $1. The current charge to VHers for 911 is $0.96 a month. VHCC raised that to $2.30.

  2. Kathy says:

    The animal control ordinance passed last night. The version on the website (linked in the post) has not yet been updated to remove highlights and strikeouts.

    The city raised residential 911 fees $1.34/month and commercial fees $1.66/month. I can’t figure out how to square that with AT&T’s threat of a $.50 across the board increase:

    AT&T informed Vestavia Hills that the city had to increase its fee or face a flat rate of 50 cents per resident and business phone line per month.

    Huh? I guess you had to be there…

  3. Sansou says:

    Kathy sez—
    The city raised residential 911 fees $1.34/month and commercial fees $1.66/month. I can’t figure out how to square that with AT&T’s threat of a $.50 across the board increase:

    AT&T informed Vestavia Hills that the city had to increase its fee or face a flat rate of 50 cents per resident and business phone line per month.

    Huh? I guess you had to be there…

    Same here. I can’t figure out how a $1.34 residential and $1.66 commercial increase comes out better than a flat rate of 50 cents. Must be government math.

  4. Amy says:

    i think that the city of vestavia hills should have a limit maybe 5 dogs or cats because my neigbors have 6 boxers and its horrible. VESTAVIA SHOULD HAVE A LIMIT! ITS THE RESPOSIBLE THING TO DO!

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