Central Point might give exotic pets the boot -An ordinance banning nontraditional critters in the city is under discussion tonight at 7
By buffy pollock
for the Mail Tribune
CENTRAL POINT — Exotic pets ranging from wolves to raccoons to large snakes could be banned in town under a new ordinance before the City Council.
The council will consider the animal ordinance at 7 tonight in City Hall, 140 S. Third St., Central Point.
The proposed law would allow existing pets to be grandfathered in if they are registered with city code enforcement officials by March 12.
The current policy on keeping pets came under scrutiny after neighbors of Blue Grass Downs homeowner Nick Kessler complained about Kessler's pet bobcat, Kona. The Kessler family moved into the subdivision — across from a city park — last summer.
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Not really an aquarium or pond story, but considering snakes are being considered, many fish can be thrown into this ban as well. Not that we don not need boundaries on which pets we can keep and not keep, it is possible as in some local and state governments to go too far, especially when bad information is used such as California’s statement that Piranha would populate the water ways (which is not true even for Piranha, as this fish will die off in water below 60-65 F, which there in not a body off water even in LA that does not get this cold in the winter.
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