The city has gone crazy!
Aurora, Illinois, near Chicago, recently passed a law limiting not only the number of pets residents can keep, but also the noise animals make outdoors.
Under the new rules, Aurorians can have up to four “companion” or farm animals per household, and only up to two of the same species, WMAQ-TV reported.
A “companion animal” is reportedly defined as a “dog, cat, ferret, rabbit, guinea pig, or hamster.”
Owners with more than four pets prior to the ordinance will be exempt under the grandfather clause, the station said.
Dog owners will also now be fined if their puppies make “excessive noise” at certain times of the day under revised animal control regulations.
Animals are prohibited from making “excessive noise” for more than 15 consecutive minutes between 7am and 10pm the first day, and no more than 10 minutes from 10pm to 6.59pm the following day, the report said.
Complaints can be substantiated by audio recordings or multiple witnesses.