Thursday, June 04, 2009

South Milwaukee considers exotic animal measure

South Milwaukee - Lions and tigers and bears … and sharks and rhinos and
elephants are among a myriad of animals that would be barred as pets if the
Common Council approves a new exotic animal ordinance Tuesday.

The ordinance is being considered because of an ongoing feud the city is
having with Gail Krug, who has been issued two citations for keeping a goat
and too many dogs and cats at her home.

The city's existing ordinance lists which animals can be kept as pets and
says residents can apply for permits for other animals, city Public Health
Administrator Jackie Ove said Monday. Because of confusion regarding the
goat, the new ordinance, patterned after one in Cudahy, would list which
animals cannot be kept as pets, she said.

Krug was issued a ticket April 7 for keeping two dogs and four cats, which
exceeds the city limit of three dogs and cats. She was also cited May 13
for the goat. Both citations carry a fine of $55.60 per day.

Ove said Krug is requesting that a municipal judge in a different city
consider the citations. The St. Francis municipal judge will consider the dogs
and cats citation, though no court date is set; and Krug's request for a
different judge for the goat citation is pending, Ove said.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/46631342.html
By _Tom Kertscher_ (mailto:tkertscher@...) of the Journal
Sentinel

Posted: Jun. 1, 2009 11:48 a.m.

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