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Somerset council urged to change rules on dogs

I NEVER knew a council to have such strict laws on keeping animals.

Somerset Regional Council is that Council.

We don't live in suburbia and many residents live on acreage.

We had a visit this week about keeping illegal animals on our property. however if we lived the next suburb in either direction (2 other different councils) we would be absolutely fine to keep these animals.

I do not understand how council laws can be so different. many neighbours in our small estate are keeping animals which are illegal according to our council. these animals do not harm or annoy people.

We want these laws changed in Somerset Council so it is fair and aligns with all other councils. We are not allowed to get permits to have more than 2 dogs if we live on land under 10,000m2.

Yet in some city councils, you can have permits for more than 4 dogs on a suburban block.

Can you see how this is wrong?

We now have to get rid of beloved family pets, after having them here for several years, just because the "FUN POLICE NEIGHBOUR" has made a complaint because they have their bee in a bonnet. our animals never caused you harm or that.

There was no need to complain. Why neighbours don't talk to others first before going to the council... is beyond me. Doesn't make for good neighbourhood relations.

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