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The family must provide written documentation that includes pet description, age, and family name, record of shots and proof of licensing.

If it comes to the attention of Housing Management that the pet is being neglected, causing a nuisance or damage to property, the family will not be allowed to have a pet.

Families are allowed one (1) pet per household. 

Pets are to be domestic animals: Dog, Cat, or Caged Bird.

Additionally, Tribal Code, Chapter 71 Subchapter XVII: Animal Control, Section 71.1702 Offense Concerning Dogs, states:

(1)  Offense. A person commits an offense concerning dogs, if that person:
(a)  Fails to restrain his dog at all times within a fenced area or on a leash not less than twenty (20) feet in length; or
(b)  Maintains a pit bull; or
(c)  Maintains a dog which is known to be dangerous or has bitten or attacked a person.

Additional Guidelines

Dogs and cats should wear a collar at all times and have a tag attached to their collar identifying their owner.

Dogs should not be on a road or street, in a public park, public building or any other public place, except where held securely by a leash with a responsible person in control of the animal.

Livestock is prohibited. No person shall keep or confine any type of livestock within or on tribal lands.

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