Albany debating its 2-dog rule

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 1:33 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 24 at 12:35 PM

ALBANY, Ore. - Albany is weighing whether to tighten its two-dog limit for city residents.

The cap is more than a quarter-century old, but an exemption added in 2007 allows pet owners to exceed the limit with permission from neighbors and the city manager.

The refusal of some neighbors to grant permission has caused friction in some neighborhoods.

At its meeting this week, the City Council and the public spent close to an hour discussing whether to drop the exemption.

The council voted to remove the exemption, but then declined to take final action. So the issue will come up again next month.

Some council members say Albany should stop regulating dog numbers altogether.

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