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The Fager family came to Oconto in 2007 with four dogs. Now they have less than two months to find new homes for two of the pets, a prospect father Leonard Fager calls "heartbreaking" for his wife and children.
"It's pretty much tearing up my family," Fager said.
A request by Fager and his wife Nancy for a kennel license was rejected by the Oconto City Council on Aug. 9.
City ordinances limit property owners to two dogs and two cats. People wanting more can seek a conditional use permit for a kennel license, on which a hearing is held after neighbors within 100 feet are notified....
During the hearing, it was noted the Fagers had their home up for sale, and he asked to keep the dogs until they sold the house and moved.
"There's no assurance you could sell" in the near future, alderman Terri Barth replied....
The council voted 10-0 to reject the permit application. The council then decided that two dogs must be gone – and the other two licensed – within 60 days.
Source: Doggonit: Family's bid to keep four pet canines rejected By Kent Tempus, Oconto County Reporter