Saturday, September 15, 2012

How Many Dogs Is Enough?

  
BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS AGENDA
September 18, 2012 
 
3. Applicant:
Courtney and Christopher Infantino 
Location:
71 Talnuck Drive 
Mon. Co. Tax No.:
044.02-5-13
Zoning District:
R1-E (Single-Family Residential)

Request:
An area variance to allow five (5) dogs to be kept at a residence where not more than three (3) dogs shall be permitted per dwelling unit. Sec. 211-30 A

§ 211-30. Animals and animal training facilities.


A. Dogs. Not more than three dogs shall be permitted per dwelling unit. However, the offspring of any resident female dog shall not be counted, provided that said offspring are less than four months of age.
 
SCATS ~~ I can think of NO GOOD REASON to make an exception to the three dog rule in a suburban neighborhood where homes tend to be situated relatively close to each other. In fact, three dogs is TOO MANY on many of the smaller lots in Greece! If you have several neighbors with two or three dogs each, it soon becomes very noisy with any barking in such a confined space. This isn't about loving animals, it's about quality of life for the masses.
     


21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Goflshire drive in Greece, there is a house that CLAIMS they are a shelter/foster home and have 5 or more all the time. The dogs bark and howl and sometime it sounds like they are fighting. It is absurd that this is allowed. Again another case of rules/laws that are not enforced!

SCATS said...

To 1:50PM ~~ As a friend already surmised, the person seeking the variance probably already has FIVE DOGS ... and got caught, reported by a neighbor. Now they need to plead their case (whine) to Town Hall about why Little Johnny's pets MUST stay, despite the ordinances.
Greece is all about WHO you know.

Anonymous said...

Are they requesting an animal training facility or kennel? If so the code says it must be at least 10 acres.

SCATS said...

To 9:19AM ~~ I posted the info that was available. I think if they wanted that sort of thing, they'd need to get a "use variance" for the property.

Anonymous said...

What's the point of having this law if they don't enforce it, unless there is an incident????

SCATS said...

To 9:35AM ~~ Good question! And what happens if they give the waiver? Doesn't that open the door for others to get waivers? If you get the waiver and lose one of the dogs, can you just go out & replace it?

I think this person ALREADY BROKE THE CODE & HAS THE DOGS! She got caught. Now she's going to whine about how they are "part of the family" so she can keep them.

I wonder if her infamous neighbor is involved ...

Anonymous said...

Maybe that's why he is an informant for the FBI. LOL. The Pit Bull Cartel might be active in Greece.

SCATS said...

To 11:41AM ~~ Ha ha ha! That's funny :)

I got 5 dogs!! said...

That's rite I got 5 dogs. Funny part is all ur anonymous comments cause no one has the sac to step up and say something. My address is at the top of the page if any one has anything to say ill b there all nite come on down!!

SCATS said...

To 10:22AM ~~ Don't you have any work to do? How about earning that GED??

Anonymous said...

Or work for Greece there hiring in the paper department where everything must go

I got 5 dogs!! said...

We could go back and forth all day but I bet u won't crawl out from behind your computer to say anything. It's ok bud have fun and keep typin that's wat u went to college for lol

SCATS said...

To 2:41PM ~~ What do you mean by the "paper dept?"

Anonymous said...

I'll say something. I just called town hall and your variance for 5 dogs was DENIED last night!!

Anonymous said...

Cops

SCATS said...

To 4:32PM ~~ Excellent news! Thank you :)

To 4:57PM ~~ I never heard GPD called "the paper dept" before ... can you explain what that means?

Anonymous said...

3:07 LOL!! You really got these IDIOTS to buy into your unique style of English expression. I too foster homeless dogs in Greece. I presently have four, five until yesterday as a home was found for one.
Listen. What I did before taking on this cause, I canvassed my neighbors as to to how they felt about it. Since I had a large fenced yard, lived in the neighborhood for 20 yrs, I encountered no resistance as long as I kept them under control. For the past year, things have worked out well. A couple of my neighbors occasionally doggie sit for me when I m gone.
For the record, I knew the restrictions on the numbers but I also knew that the department that enforced those rules was incompetent and only responds to complaints. No complaints, no problem.
Duriing this year,we have found homes for 15 dogs that would have otherwise been put down. It's a great feeling of doing something worthwhile saving lives. Unfortunately some people on this blog will never understand that fact and thats really sad.

SCATS said...

To 1:01PM ~~ YOU are breaking the law. IF you get caught, I hope your neighbors persist until your zoo has been whittled down to legal size. WHY? Because there are very good reasons to limit the number of animals people hoarde. I've got several neighbors with 2-3 dogs per home. I can tell you that the neighbors who do not own dogs are calling animal control multiple times/week about the noise, the suspected puppy mill and the amount of dog crap some permit to accumulate.

There is NOTHING superior about people who "rescue" animals outside of the boundaries of the laws in their community. They are playing a game. And they seem to forget that man is the animal at the top of the kingdom. If you want to have 5 dogs to provide a temp home for, then work with the Town to get some sort of special rehabilitation category with its own set of rules to live with, just like the professionals do who rehab wildlife. But I know ... that would require you to put on your big girl panties and accept RESPONSIBILITY ... not likely to happen ;)

SCATS said...

To the Einstein imitator who starts a rant with name-calling, then goes onto quoting the Bible: Your comment has been deep-sixed ... along with many other of your rants that break the rules.

You're right that man is the TOP predator. Just as it's supposed to be, we get to decide which ones live and which ones, don't despite you and your ilk.

Anonymous said...

"RESCUE DOG" means damaged goods. I'd never let my family have one around. They can't be trusted.

Anonymous said...

You got that right 11:57!! The nastiest dogs in the whole neighborhood are the ones "rescued" by well-meaning, but uneducated people. Abused and neglected animals will never forget what they've endured. Just like their human keepers. This makes them unpredictable and potentially dangerous.