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Here we go again- and LOOK at the livestock provisions. We really need to remain on our toes folks



San Antonio proposed ordinance:


"Mandatory Spay/Neuter of all dogs!"

Any person who keeps a dog over the age of 6 months that is not spayed or

neutered must obtain an Annual Intact Dog Permit of $50, in addition to $75

license fee; subject to seizure and impoundment for noncompliance.

All outdoor cats must be spayed or neutered.

Cats will no longer be subject to confinement/restraint laws.


Breeder/Litter Permit:

Must be purchased prior to or within 10 days of the litter's birth, one

litter per female dog/cat per year.

If a person fails to obtain the permit, female dog/cat and litter are

subject to seizure and impoundment.

Breeders are already subject to pet limits, animal nuisance laws and animal

cruelty laws just as other pet owners.


Pet Limits - Dogs and Cats

8 Cats or 5 dogs OR aggregate of 8 animals.

Must apply for Excess Animal Permit to keep more animals,

which requires all excess animals be sterilized, photograph attached to

animal profile sheet for each animal;

animals can't be kept "exclusively outside" and much more or subject to

seizure and impoundment.

Annual Pet License of $10 altered and $75 unaltered. (Now $5/$20 and few buy


Unlicensed dogs/cats are subject to seizure and impoundment; "humanely

euthanized" if not timely redeemed.


Livestock limits, annual permits and fees; Unlawful to keep livestock

without an annual permit.

Horses/Bovine Livestock: $150 per year plus $50 each additional animal.

Total of 5 domestic fowl

AND livestock allowed which may include: 3 domestic fowl and 2 livestock

animals. Must apply for

Excess Animal Permit for more animals. $25 Annual Permit if specific

criteria is met.

Domestic Fowl: birds for ornament/show, food, eggs including but not limited

to parakeets, pigeons, ducks,

geese,(and more). Livestock includes swine, horses, bovine, sheep, goat and

llama species.

Resident fee of $25 charged for each animal turned in at Animal Care



Address for all: City of San Antonio, PO Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283


Mayor Phil Hardberger

Phone: (210) 207-7060; Fax: (210) 207-4168

E-mail: mayorphilhardberger <mailto:mayorphilhardberger%40sanantonio.gov>



City Manager Sheryl Sculley

Phone: (210) 207-7080; Fax: (210) 207-4217

E-mail: citymanager@ <mailto:citymanager%40sanantonio.gov> sanantonio.gov


Councilwoman Mary Alice Cisneros

Phone: (210) 207-7279; Fax: (210) 207-6931

E-mail: maryalice.cisneros@ <mailto:maryalice.cisneros%40sanantonio.gov>



Councilwoman Sheila McNeil

Phone: (210) 207-7278; Fax: (210) 207-4496

E-mail: district2@sanantoni <mailto:district2%40sanantonio.gov> o.gov


Councilman Roland Gutierrez

Phone: (210) 207-7064; Fax: (210) 534-1931

E-mail: district3@sanantoni <mailto:district3%40sanantonio.gov> o.gov


Councilman Philip Cortez

Phone: (210) 207-7281; Fax: (210) 678-0099

E-mail: district4@sanantoni <mailto:district4%40sanantonio.gov> o.gov


Councilwoman Lourdes Galvan

Phone: (210) 207-7043; Fax: (210) 212-4860

E-mail: vsalazar@sanantonio <mailto:vsalazar%40sanantonio.gov> .gov


Councilwoman Delicia Herrera

Phone: (210) 207-7065; Fax: (210) 207-8760

E-mail: district 6@sanantonio. <mailto:6%40sanantonio.gov> gov


Councilman Justin Rodriguez

Phone: (210) 207-7044; Fax: (210) 207-8181

E-mail: district7@sanantoni <mailto:district7%40sanantonio.gov> o.gov


Councilwoman Diane Cibrian

Phone: (210) 207-7086; Fax: (210) 949-0439

E-mail: diane.cibrian@ <mailto:diane.cibrian%40sanantonio.gov>



Councilman Kevin Wolff

Phone: (210) 207-7325; Fax: (210) 207-7803

E-mail: kwolff@sanantonio. <mailto:kwolff%40sanantonio.gov> gov


Councilman John Clam p

Phone: (210) 207-7276; Fax: (210) 207-8777

E-mail: john.clamp@sananton <mailto:john.clamp@sanantonio.gov> io.gov


(submitted by Gail Storm)

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Aside from a steep fee for an unaltered dog that seems fairly reasonable to me if it's within city limits. And I can't even imagine them charging that much outside city limits - to have 300 sheep on a farm would break someone, let alone 1000 cattle!


It's not really mandatory s/n if you can avoid it by paying the $$ for a license to keep the dog intact. It's like taxing cigarettes - they're not illegal, they just cost a lot.

I do wonder, though, if they say hardly anybody actually buys the licenses now, how are they going to enforce it if they raise the prices?


I realized recently that I don't even KNOW if my town has a dog limit :rolleyes:

But then, my town doesn't know how many dogs I have!

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If San Antone is like Houston... it CAN be a problem...TONS of horses within city limits ... Houston Polo Club

for one, to say nothing of folks with room for a backyard horse, a couple of goats, chickens.

There again, ya think San Antone actually has the ability to ENFORCE the regs that are already on the books ????


Heck in Houston, even the dogs from the wealthiest families don't have the mandatory license!

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  • 4 weeks later...

When did this come up?!


I live outside the city limits but just barely. With San Antonio gobbling up the smaller towns as it expands this could have very large ramifications. There are people with livestock in areas all around San Antonio and within several small towns in/near san antonio. Sounds like somone needs to make a phone call to eyewitness wants to know. The only people who end up paying for the licenses are usually the responsible pet/livestock owners and the problems will be the folks who dont care. I agree that San Antonio is like most other cities and that there are too many abandoned animals, but I dont think that this is a solution. You can bet I will have my family call their representatives.


I guess the next time I move it will have to be outside of bexar co. just to be sure.

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