I recently visited a "shelter" and it ended up being someone's house (they live there) and they also adopt out animals from that location. I was wondering if shelters needed some kind of zoning permits or licenses to be able to do that and if anyone checks in on this "shelter" to make sure they're properly caring for the animals.
You are asking two questions.. 1) zoning laws generally restrict the right to keep multiple animals in a residential district -- same as dog and animal shelters, etc -- mostly because too many animals creates a nuisance. 2) I do not know of any laws that regulate or inspect animal shelters but if you are concerned contact the local animal control.
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