The purpose of this survey is to seek additional feedback regarding the recommendations and to ensure that the direction reflects the community needs.  Please indicate your level of agreement for the following draft recommendations:
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Increase requirements for spay/neuter of owned pets when found roaming free of restraint, found without the required litter or seller’s permit, or when in repeat violation of other animal related laws. *

Increase tethering regulations to require access to 150 sq. ft. of unobstructed space and access to shade, water, and shelter.  Includes prohibiting the use of chains as a tethering device, the tethering of puppies, sick/injured dogs at any time, or any dog between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM. *

Increase City’s authority to allow ACS the ability to impound a pet when being sold at unauthorized locations, or when found in repeat violation of permits (such as seller’s or breeder’s permits) or spay/neuter requirements. *

Maintain current limit of 3 fowl without permit. *

Limit the number of allowable roosters to only 1, or 1 for every 10 fowl with an excess animal permit. *

Maintain current limit of dogs and cats without a permit to 5 dogs, 8 cats, or a combination of 8. *

Limit the number of dogs and cats allowed with an excess animal permit to 1 animal for every 450 sq. ft. of unobstructed space. *

In addition to state regulations, and at the owner’s expense, require the following for dogs legally determined as dangerous or aggressive:  (1) ACS perform spay/neuter prior to the release of a dangerous/aggressive dog; (2) require owner to attend an ACS approved responsible pet ownership class; (3) prohibit the owner from transferring ownership/possession to anyone other than ACS. *

Require sellers of dogs to post seller’s permit number on every form of advertisement.  Also requires a seller or breeder to attend a responsible pet ownership class prior to obtaining a permit. *

Require rescue organizations doing business in San Antonio to obtain a Rescue License free of charge for 501(c)(3) organizations.  This license would exempt rescue groups from obtaining seller’s permits, a pet shop license, or an excess animal permit. *

Allow ACS to issue citations towards animal related noise complaints if animal continuously barks for a period of 10 minutes, on at least two separate occasions during the course of 1 week. *

The current proposal is to maintain the number of fowl (hens) allowed without a permit to 3 fowl. Which of the following best represents your opinion? Please circle only one response. *

For any recommendation where you disagreed or strongly disagreed, please indicated the reason for your disagreement below:

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