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Atlanta pet owners they might soon have to keep their furry friends quiet or face ever-increasing fees.
The City of Atlanta advice is calling on the mayor to sign a new law that would punish pet owners if their animals are too noisy for too long, according to FOX 5 Atlanta.
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If the a new law is passed, the pets will have the grace period to make noise in half. Pets are currently allowed to make noise for 20 minutes with “individual interruptions of less than 20 seconds” before their owners face any penalties.
Pet owners will face a $150 fine for a first offense and fines will increase if the pets are repeat offenders. However, pets will not be removed from families unless they appear to be in danger.
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Dogs may be the most likely offenders of the new noise ordinance, but the rule also applies to cats, birds and other animals.