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Forced to choose your home or your dog's a young couple in Wisconsin say they didn't really know about the city's rules for dog owners and now they're not giving up their pets without a fight.
Douglas Kennedy is live -- -- he's through with the latest on this Douglas it's do you pay -- yet got the city of -- wants the couple to get rid of the dogs they've had for over a decade.
The dog owners are now refusing.
And may be forced to sell their home.
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Tell Melissa lacquer heard dogs or her life -- you -- these dogs are more important to you than money they're more important to you -- your house.
-- is it means that there family status like your children ultimate mean as much that they do and it's how she may have to sell because the bird dogs.
In January Melissa and her husband James moved to Wausau Wisconsin.
What they didn't know is -- also has an ordinance limiting the number of pets meaning here and -- you can't have more than three cats.
And unfortunately for the -- you can have more.
And two dogs they gave you a very clear choice either get rid of the dogs or move out of Wausau.
Yes that they told us that the ordinance clearly states that they cannot work with us.
No one from -- -- comment on camera but city officials say the law has been on the books since 1989.
They say it was passed to limit dog nuisance complaints.
And this municipal attorney says he understands.
Especially when it comes to regulating dog.
They smelled they -- they have excrement -- -- way to secular you can make those types of nuisance is illegal.
But the lakers' dogs haven't had any complaints against them.
Why punish them not punishing them you're regulated society there are some who say regulating animals -- -- fundamental right of society what do you say to that.
I believe it other ways to handle the new -- complaint.
Melissa says she and her dogs are indeed being punished for what she calls simply existing.
That's it from here Juliette back -- -- yet don't get another dog on our an announcer -- -- there thanks Douglas.
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