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Rampant rats inside home lead Pueblo to consider pet limits

Posted at 4:08 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 21:07:54-04

PUEBLO – The City of Pueblo wants to limit the amount of potentially dangerous pets people can own.

The proposed change is in response to a recent problem where code enforcement crews were bitten by rats inside a home they were trying to clean.

The city says the owner had dozens of pet rats all over the home and there’s no law against it.

The proposal is to limit the number of rats and other pets to four per household, just like the limit on cats and dogs.

“Because it is a public health issue. We can’t afford to see people having 200 rats in their residential properties right now, bottom line,” said City Manager Sam Azad.

There will be a discussion about this Monday at Pueblo City Council starting at 5:30 p.m.