Kincaid pet limit: 3 per household


KINCAID -- Some unpleasant smells in one town are helping put a limit on pets. Some folks in Kincaid complain they can't even sit outside in some areas because the cat urine stench is so overwhelming.

"Nobody wants poop in their yard," said Jessica Tarrant, who constantly cleans up after cats roaming in her yard.

"I notice a smell around the play area and stuff where my kids play at," Tarrant said.

The village passed a new ordinance Monday night, limiting three cats or dogs per household. But Mayor Tony Pezze says pet owners don't need to worry now.

"We are not going to go tell people they have to get rid of their cats they've had for five or ten years," Pezze said.

That's because current pets are grandfathered into the ordinance.

"People who have animals now will be able to keep them," Pezze said. "But as their animals pass on or they sell them, we're going to try to limit it where they just have three."

But in the meantime, neighbors like Tarrant will try keeping the felines on the other side of her fence.

"Never know what you're going to step into," she said.

But she hopes the new ordinance will be a step in the right direction.

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