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February 16, 2014

By opinion dated March 30, 1994, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court struck down an ordinance that limited the number of cats or dogs that could be maintained in a single residence to five....

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Spigotz

Feb-16-14 6:07 AM

What's your point?

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Premier

Feb-16-14 6:13 AM

That's what I thought, is Paul in trouble with codes or the SPCA?

That many animals is definitely a health problem.

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eriklatranyi

Feb-16-14 7:04 AM

That is a good judge.

The number of animals is not what creates a nuisance situation.

To pass an ordinance with an arbitrary number of 5 demonstrates how stupid and inconsiderate our elected leaders are.

The problem is not the number, but the manner in which the animals are maintained.

A clear thinking judge....how refreshing.

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MimLogue

Feb-16-14 7:25 AM

Its about our constitution, We the people, I wouldn"t personally have that many animals, but It is her right if she keeps them well . High five to that judge!!!

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farmer

Feb-16-14 7:40 AM

I'm right there with you Spgotz.

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andy33

Feb-16-14 7:57 AM

Another pointless LTE...if any number of house pets are well fed, kept in a clean environment and see the vet on a regular basis...whose business is it!

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spike2

Feb-16-14 8:31 AM

i hope she never moves near me. I think the amount of space and proximity of neighbors should come into play. Ex: ten cats crapping in litter boxes and windows open in summer. Are my rights infringed upon if my home is 20 feet away? Mim, are you willing to rent to someone with 5 or more animals?

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mfross

Feb-16-14 9:01 AM

Perhaps the writer is just using this case as an example of how messed up the government and court systems are from the local on up. With the problems we deal with everyday, let's waste our resources limiting pets!

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rick424

Feb-16-14 9:49 AM

It is my constitution right to have as many animals as I want. I could use them to protect myself or family. And if there is a government take over I will create my own militia. There is no need to register them because of my rights. Have a nice day everyone.

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Yoxtheimer

Feb-16-14 10:38 AM

I think maybe people should limit the amount of kids they have and or spouses. I'm talking to you Mormons.

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Scott36

Feb-16-14 11:52 AM

I think maybe people should limit the amount of kids they have and or spouses. I'm talking to you Mormons.-Yoxthemimer

I am not a Mormon, nor do I know any Mormons, however are you saying that they should not be free to practice their religion of choice??-Scott

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farmer

Feb-16-14 1:11 PM

Ok folks,,,simmer down.

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Scott36

Feb-16-14 1:34 PM

Ok folks,,,simmer down.-farmer

Good advice, noted-Scott

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streetmachine

Feb-16-14 11:21 PM

this is just one law that is unconstitutional wait to you find out about the 3 stikes and your out in the rental ordiance that one is going to make you all roar call ing the police more then 3 times wow what do we pay taxes for they are there to protect and serve more then 3 times a year i agree with this writer this is just one law that is unconstitutional how many more can we find

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streetmachine

Feb-16-14 11:28 PM

lease no pets or one dog or cat if this was found by ordiance violating the law (unconstitutional)what about the owners of rental properties if the city can not limit it how can a land lord ????

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Yoxtheimer

Feb-16-14 11:29 PM

I don't care what made up thing someone wants to practice. Religion is a socially acceptable form of psychosis as far as I'm concerned. Everyone should be able practice whatever form of crazy they want as long as it doesn't effect anything that really matters. Um reality comes to mind.

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streetmachine

Feb-16-14 11:36 PM

Housing Discrimination Reasonable Accommodations Fair housing laws require a housing provider to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or services, when such accommodations may be necessary to afford a person with a disability equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling unit, including public and common use areas. Common accommodations include: Allowing a person with a disability to keep a service animal or companion animal despite a “no pets” policy. Not charging a person with a disability a pet deposit for their service animal or companion animal. Allowing a person with a disability to keep a service animal or companion that exceeds your property’s limitations on pet size and / or weight. Assigning a person with a disability a parking spot near their unit even though tenant parking is generally on a first-come-first-served basis. Widening the parking spot of a tenant in a wheelchair to allow them access in and out of their vehicle.

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