Seven dogs were killed and three rescued when a house caught fire on North 102nd Street in Northwest Milwaukee late Tuesday, according to the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC).
City officials are saying the owners didn’t have a permit to have half the number of dogs that were found.
Milwaukee Neighborhood Services Department says residents are allowed to have three domestic animals (cats or dogs) in their home. Residents can apply for a “Fancier’s permit” which would allow up to five animals.
The exceptions to having more in one home are; puppies or kittens until they are adoptable, and a duplex where both tenants apply for a “Fancier’s License.”
The three dogs that survived were taken to a family friend's house for care. Firefighters say there were no serious injuries to the four people that lived in the home.