I have more than 12 that live outside and of course they wonder off, someone complained to the city after so many years of having them, they're fixed, what can I do to keep them? Can the city just come to my property and start taking them away?
Have you registered them with the city and paid the tax on them? do they have collars? They may have been reported as feral and the city does not realize they are yours.
The legal analysis would start with city code and rules and regulations concerning pets. Some cities limit the number of pets.
You really should retain an attorney in your area to investigate the law and to help you devise a plan.
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