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No cat licenses in new ordinances

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday voted 4-3 to pass new animal ordinances that allow residents to own five hens, but no roosters, on residential lots of up to 5,999 square feet, and up to 12 hens on lots between 6,000 square feet and 1 acre.

By another 4-3 vote, the council also removed a proposal to require the registration of cats. The proposal called for a $25 per year charge, or a lifetime license with the insertion of a microchip.

Mayor Eric Onisko called the proposal to license cats “silly” and said he doesn’t want the city’s code officers to be “chasing cats.”

The council members have...


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