Judge says no to dogs

Walbridge Road dog lover Faith Kilburn, who has 21 Shih Tzu dogs in her home, lost her appeal of a town order requiring her to get rid of nearly all of them, according to a story in today’s Hartford Courant.

Kilburn has 20 days to appeal — which she’ll no doubt do — and then the town will start fining her for violating zoning laws. She’d have to pay $43 a day for the first five days, $103 a day for the next 10 days and $192 a day thereafter, the story said.

Now I know that Kilburn has her supporters, including many neighbors, but I stand firmly with the town in its stance that the law must be obeyed. It is quite reasonable to prohibit people in our town from having more than a few pets because we are fairly urban and there’s no room for hordes of animals. Plus, we all know most people with an excess of animals in a suburban setting are kooks.

All Kilburn has to do to keep her dogs is move somewhere they are allowed. It’s simple, really, but she refuses to face the dictates of the law.
 

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Filed under dogs, Kilburn, News, Town government, West Hartford, Zoning

6 responses to “Judge says no to dogs

  1. EJ

    Wow! Mastery scores weak in Town, Porn showing up on the Blog, Bike lanes disappearing on Boulevard, election slates developing for the fall and you’re worried about the dogs.

  2. Elmwoodian

    I liked what I saw in the CMT scores. Other than soft spots in 4th and 7th grade Reading everything else went up in “% At/Above Goal” and “% At/Above Proficient.” Not that we should break out the pom-poms and shoot off the fireworks too indulgently, but there is cause for a hearty pat on the back for the teachers and kids that put in a lot of work to raise those scores.

  3. EJ

    We keep hearing how great the Town’s school system is yet the town finished in the middle 3rd for the State #56 out of 152 (I believe those were the numbers) and in Division B we ended up 17-19 out of 20. I don’t think that’s cause for celebration.

    Hopefully the administration is looking at what went wrong and figuring out what to do about it.

  4. Osemasterofdoom

    Porn on the Blog? Links, man!! I need links!!!

  5. EJ

    Sorry you missed it, there were a couple of posts yesterday. I don’t think you would have wanted the links. Trust me on this one.

  6. WH Alum

    Does anyone know what will happen to these dogs if she does not choose to move?

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