No rule change for States tenants' pets

Guernsey's Housing Department has ruled out changing its policy on pet ownership for States tenants.

Animal welfare campaign group PAW has called for tighter controls on the number of animals owned by people living in States houses.

Jim Roberts, the director of Guernsey's housing services, said it was not fair to discriminate against the tenants.

He said: "I think we would only look at it if there were plans to introduce something that affected everybody."

Mr Roberts said: "So, if there were moves afoot to have a policy island-wide, which said households could only take on more than one pet if certain checks were made by animal welfare groups, then the department would look to fall in line with that."

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