Council ‘no’ to three dogs application
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.”