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Woman forced to get rid of some pets for violating county rule

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -

How would you feel if the government said you had to get rid of your pets? It's happening to Fayette County resident Nana Tachikawa, who authorities say is breaking a three pet rule.
    
To comply with Fayette County's three pet limit, she's had to give away four of her seven dogs.  She rescued the dogs and she says they didn't have a chance at surviving without her. One of the dogs was not in the best of health.

"He had almost no hair on the back and he a heartworm. Even the shelter said not to adopt him but I did," said Tachikawa.

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Tachikawa never had a problem with her dogs until she moved from her bigger lot to a two acre one. Having more than three dogs put her in violation of Fayette County's ordinance.

She asked for an exception but the county wouldn't budge. Tachikawa says it's been tough finding good homes for the dogs, because most people don't want old, mixed-breeds with health problems. She considers them a part of her family. It will be another hard decision deciding which one she's willing to let go this time.

"I can't really think of separating with them," said Tachikawa.

FOX 5 has learned the commission is looking at possibly changing the three pet limit, but it won't be soon enough let Tachikawa keep her family intact.

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