Michigan City bans chickens, coyotes and even tigers as pets | Michigan News

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) – When the chickens come home to roost, they better make sure it’s not in Marysville.

Leaders in the city about 104 kilometers northeast of Detroit have enacted a new law banning chickens, pheasants, badgers, kangaroos, coyotes and even cougars and tigers, the Port’s Times Herald reported. Huron.

The new pets and poultry ordinance that will take effect in mid-August was drafted after some residents complained about neighbors who had chickens and crowing roosters, according to Marysville City Manager Randy Fernandez .

The current Marysville ordinance bans “domestic animals or poultry in the city, except dogs, cats, birds, poultry, or animals commonly classified as pets,” the newspaper reported.

“So what that basically does is tighten the limit on… more chickens and other animals that we would consider cattle, that don’t belong within the Marysville or any other city limits,” said Fernandez to city council members on Monday.

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Marysville has a population of approximately 9,600 and is located along the St. Clair River, which separates this part of Michigan from Canada.

The new ordinance allows Fernandez to deal with future animal complaints “on a case-by-case basis if that’s how the administration wishes,” said city attorney Al Francis.

However, including animals like chinchillas, doves and ferrets on the no-pet list could have been a bit too much, according to City Councilor Dave Barber who said he knew people who kept such animals. .

“I get the rest, and I feel for the people who have chickens,” Barber said. “But I question these three.”

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