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January 16, 2011 8:03 PM Subscribe
I am possibly (hopefully) moving to Pomona, CA with my 6 dogs and 6 cats. City code says no more than 5 total. Am I screwed?
posted by bolognius maximus to law & government (15 answers total)
So I am hoping to be going to school in Pomona, CA, and am looking at houses, etc. I looked up the city code, which states:
" Sec. 6-41. - Limitation on number of dogs and cats kept.
No person shall keep more than three adult dogs or four adult cats, for a combined total of no more than five animals, upon any premises within the city, except puppies or kittens under the age of eight weeks. "
I have 6 pugs (mostly geriatric) and 6 cats. So even though on paper I sound crazy, my furry friends are very well cared for. They are quiet (mostly), clean, and well-behaved. Poop is scooped daily. The cats stay inside. Everyone is healthy and happy, well-fed, free of fleas, and completely spoiled.
Does anyone know if the city would grant me an exception or if the code is not really a big deal? I don't want to get out there and then get in trouble. Or can anyone suggest an area close to Pomona that would be zoned differently or exempt? Or any other wild suggestions? I would really like this to work out. Help?