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Pet Owners in China May be Limited to One Dog

Shanghai residents could be restricted to one dog.

A recent article from Mail Online discusses a new measure in Shanghai, China that limits households to one canine companion. This is a zero tolerance policy on unplanned pregnancies is in response to rampant barking, unscooped waste, and the growing risk of dog attacks in the city. There are currently 20 million residents with 800,000 dogs in Shanghai alone. If the measure is made into law, families will have three months to find homes for any litters born of unplanned pregnancies or they will be taken to adoption agencies.

Many dog owners are not happy about the new measure, bringing their concerns to internet message boards. One dog owner said, “We are prepared to keep our dogs at home. Will they break into my house to take them away? Try it if they dare!” To try and persuade owners to accept the one-dog plan, Shanghai authorities may reduce for licencing, vaccinations and identification chips.

It was not mentioned if there are plans to restrict other pets, including cats, but as we all know, China is already limited to one child per family, instituted in 1978 in an attempt to control the population.

What do you think about this proposed law?

Read the full story here.

About Heather @FamilyAndFur

Heather Kalinowski lives in the Seattle area with her husband, newborn son, and two rescued pups – an Italian Greyhound named Ava and a Spaniel mix named Jackson. She enjoys reading, writing, spending time with her family, and volunteering with Italian Greyhound Rescue. Google+

4 Responses to Pet Owners in China May be Limited to One Dog

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  2. Laurel says:

    I understand the problems of toooooooooo many dogs that arent being taken care of properly buttttttt ….I just adopted 2 pups and they were fixed before I brought them home…They were rescued from the Bahamas…I work parttime so they will be terrific company for each other… one dog is lonely 🙁

  3. Laurel says:

    I understand the problems of too many dogs…Butttt We just adopted 2 pups that were rescued from a kill shelter from the Bahamas…I work parttime and they will be gr8t company for each other and wonderful company for me…I had they neutered b 4 they came home and chipped…

  4. Laurel says:

    I adopted 2 pups from a rescue on Sunday…I understand what to many dogs mean but if they put a stop to puppymills and had all dogs fixed after 1 litter the numbers would come down considerably…1 dog is a lonely existance for a pup whose owner works…

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