Coun­cil ‘no’ to three dogs ap­pli­ca­tion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

AN ap­pli­ca­tion for three dogs to be kept at a Town of Clare­mont prop­erty has been re­fused.

At a re­cent meet­ing, an ab­so­lute ma­jor­ity was needed to grant an ex­emp­tion to the Town’s lo­cal laws, which al­low two dogs on a premises.

While a ranger’s re­port con­firmed the Dun­bar Road prop­erty was suit­able for three dogs, four coun­cil­lors were in favour and four were against the ap­pli­ca­tion.

“Al­low­ing an ex­emp­tion would set a prece­dent,” Cr Karen Wood said.

“We will start hav­ing more dogs than we can man­age. They’d also be hard to han­dle at the park; two is suf­fi­cient,” she said.

How­ever, coun­cil­lor Paul Kelly said the par­tic­u­lar breed of dog was “cute and cud­dly” and posed no threat,” he said. “The rangers have been out and rec­om­mended the own­ers be al­lowed a third dog. I don’t see an is­sue.”

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