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    Default council laws - anyone ignore them?

    Not sure if this is the right place to post this or not...

    I went to the council today to register my pup, while there I thought I would ask the lady how many cat/dogs you can have, as I'm wanting another one next year...

    The lady told me you can only have 2 dogs and 2 cats, not 3 dogs 1 cat ect, just 2 of each.
    I know plenty of people here with atleast 3 or more dogs that don't have the permit you have to apply for so they must not inforce the law very well.
    The lady said, you need to apply to have more and people come to look at how much room you have, ect, does anyone know anything about how much room you need or how much the permit costs? I didn't ask her cause she was already pretty annoyed that I had even asked her one question.

    Does anyone have more dogs than what the council said you can have without having a permit that are registered to your house?

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    I have looked it up on the internet but Oskar actually isn't registered yet. We will get around to it.

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    It depends on where you are and what local government you fall under its different all around the state and the place, say NSW there is no limit.

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    You should be able to google your council website and their should be info on there about the requirements for extra dogs It's 2 dogs and 3 cats here. I don't plan on breaking the law but that's because we don't have the space and I don't have the time for a third dog. If you have the space and time to get a third dog then go for it, it makes me wonder why people have 3 dogs and no council permit, do they have adequate space for a third dog? If so, whats the harm in applying for a permit and having council come and check it out?.. It may save a lot of unnecessary stuff-arounds and greif if they were found to have that third dog and no permit.
    Just remember the rules are in place for a reason.. to stop people 'taking on' too many dogs, not having the space or time for them, getting overwhelmed with it all and then the dogs end up at the pound or shelters. Sometimes council rules/laws can be very annoying, frustrating and stupid but I think that the number of dog/cat laws are definitely in place for a good reason and should probably be followed.

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    In Brisbane, you can have two dogs (dunno about cats - but I doubt many people register their cats). You can have additional dogs with a permit, although Council don't seem to be very strict about making sure you have enough "room" and other such things. As long as you pay the (quite hefty) annual permit fee, then you can have the extra dog or two. They make the additional rego fee big in order to discourage people. obviously.

    In terms of ignoring the laws, yeah people do it. And there are ways to "dodge" the laws - at least in Brisbane. However, I tend to think that having three dogs could attract unwanted attention, and result in a nasty fine if you hadn't followed the rules.
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    I know a few people who have gotten a permit for an extra dog without any problem.

    I guess if you're getting heaps of complaints to the council by your neighbours about the dogs you already have, they're unlikely to grant you a permit for another continuous yapper. But if your neighbours are fine with it then the council usually is too. Though they do like to come and see you have "enough room" whatever that means.

    One bizarre thing that happened in our neighbourhood - the council said the owner had to get the third dog before they could assess whether she could get a permit for it... nuts.

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    Here in Logan City, Brisbane the limit is 2 cats & 2 dogs.

    First of all i flew my 3 cat's over here without first looking at the rules and regulations of having them here. In New Zealand you don't have any regulations to adhere to in regards to cats - you can have as many as you like, they are allowed outdoors and they don't have to be registered. So silly me i thought Oz would be the same - it just didn't occur to me. So low and behold i get a note in my mailbox from the council for 1: unregistered cats 2: they were outdoors. So i trudge down to the council to register my 3 cats without a problem - i took all the freight paperwork down just incase, to show i didn't just go out and get an extra cat yesterday. To show that i indeed have had these cat's for 6 years.

    About a week or two later we came home with Molly from their pound - still no problems. Just recently we moved into a new home with my Mum and her two dogs. So now we have 3 dogs and 3 cats registered under the same property. Council haven't even batted an eyelid at us, we have had no complaints with any of the animals so i think as long as it stays that way we should be ok. As far as i'm concerned they probably don't care cause it means more money for them.

    I also choose to ignore the cats indoor rule, so yeah, i am breaking the rules, but i don't think they care - as i said, they're still making their money from it.

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    I think most councils are pretty cruisy regarding extra animals the only stipulation here is that your dogs do not disturb the neighbours and bark, which is fair enough.

    Cats have to be registered and kept indoors...also fair enough!
    Mine sleep inside and have no problems with barking..i wish some of my neighbours did the same.
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    Here you need to apply for a kennel license and put an advertisement in the newspaper. If your neighbors happen to see the advertisement and complain the council can deny your application. If there are no complaints then it's all good.

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    Where do you live Crested, is that a state law or shire law?
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