Waterloo, Iowa

  • Owners may not have a cat or dog with a litter of more than two offspring unless the owner has a breeder license or registers the litter with animal control.


E. Litters: It shall be unlawful for any person who does not possess a commercial breeder license or permit issued by the State of Iowa or the federal government to keep, shelter, or harbor a female dog or a female cat with its litter that at any time exceeds two (2) offspring, unless the person registers the litter with animal control within five (5) days of birth or acquisition and pays a registration fee of fifty dollars ($50.00). Animal control may seize the entire litter and the mother that are in the possession of any person violating this paragraph, and the person shall be guilty of a municipal infraction.

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