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Restriction of Cats

Town of Danvers, Massachusetts 01923

In accordance with the authority of General Laws, Chapter 111, Section 31, and Chapter 111, Section 122, and in accordance therewith and in the interest of and for the preservation of public health, the Danvers Board of Health hereby adopts the following regulations governing the keeping of cats and kittens:

No person, firm or corporation shall keep within the Town, in any building or on any premises on which he may be the owner, lessee, tenant or occupant, any more than ten (10) cats and/or kittens for a period of time exceeding six (6) weeks except when such person, firm or corporation shall be permitted by the Board of Health as an establishment for the keeping/sale of cats/kittens.

A person, firm or corporation seeking to be permitted by the Danvers Board of Health as an establishment for the keeping/sale of cats/kittens shall make application for such permit on a form supplied by the Board of Health, which shall be accompanied by the following documents:


  • A letter from the Building Inspector/Manager of Code Administration, Town of Danvers, stating that the use of the proposed premises for the keeping/sale of cats is allowed.


  • A letter from the applicant stating the anticipated use of the premises, the approximate maximum numbers and types and species of animals, and the means of providing proper sanitation of holding areas, cages, and other facilities and for the storage and disposal of waste products. The application shall be accompanied by a plan of the entire premises shown on sheets appropriate for filing with the application form.


C. Everett Elliott, Chairman
Anthony S. Patton, M.D.
Edmund J. Kowalski, R. Ph.

Effective date: Upon publication
Adopted by vote: January 14, 1991
Published in the Danvers Herald, Danvers, MA: January 31, 1991
Filed with the DEP/DWPC: February 5, 1991

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