Last week, La Crosse council member Ryan Cornett introduced an ordinance change that would limit La Crosse residents to three dogs or cats. He said this was because several of his North Side constituents complained about neighbors whose small homes and yards are overrun by dogs.
How does Cornett think that limiting the number of pets a person has will stop dogs from barking? Instead, the city should focus its efforts on irresponsible dog owners.
Limiting the number of pets per household will reduce the number of animal adoptions, forcing area humane societies to make tough choices.
If neighbors are having a problem with barking dogs, they should contact the city.
By the way — cats don’t bark.