Local Government - Breeder's Ordinance
As reported in a recent Sun-Sentinel article, Broward County has adopted an ordinance placing limitations on breeding pets in an effortto cut down on unwanted dogs and cats. We are also are interested in monitoring the impact of the ordinance and learning if any other local governments have adopted similar measures. If you are aware of any such ordinances or plans, please let us know. Hat tip to ALC member Paul Wean for providing a copy of the ordinance.
The Florida Supreme Court in Harris v. State issued its opinion on remand from the U.S.Supreme Court on the certification and use of drug sniffing dogs. The Second District in Brooks v. State found that the necessity defense does not apply to animals in a DUI case. The driver was pulled over for a DUI while taking a friend's cat to an all-night vet clinic. Hat tip to ALC member Zachary Lawton and Jenny Bauer for notifying us about the opinions.
The latest copy of the Administrative Law Section's newsletter is available as a pdf download here. The case law synopses contain descriptions of recent appellate and DOAH decisions involving cases brought by the Florida Wildlife Federation and a rule challenge involving barrel horse racing.