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Knoxville, Tennessee has announced that it wants to be the most dog-friendly city in the country. That’s a very ambitious goal! But they seem to be off to a good start.

Not bad. I visit Knoxville several times a year. I have friends who live there and I usually take my dogs to some dog shows there. The only major complaint I have about the city is that they do have a pet limit inside the city limits and there has been talk of trying to institute a similar pet limit in county areas. There has been some talk of trying to label anyone with four cats and/or dogs as a “kennel” which would require licensing and inspection. LOL Really! Where do they get these ideas? I know lots of people who have a couple of cats and a couple of dogs. That doesn’t make them a kennel! I have five dogs and I don’t have a kennel. My dogs are all housepets.

— eshever,, July 29, 2009

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BikeKnoxville writes:

Letter to Editor,

I recently read that there was a movement to put Knoxville on the map as the pet friendly capital of the world. I'm not sure this is really what would be in the best interest of the city. I'm an animal lover and like to see the pet parks, but pet capital?? Please no..

We must raise our aspirations higher. Our fair city should seek to become the Bicycle Capital of the SouthEast - let's bring fitness, commerce, ecology, and community to Knoxville, funnel bicycle traffic into downtown via greenways and bike lanes on major roads.

Boys, we are missing the boat - look at Seattle and Chicago - big cities no doubt but they saw the writing on the wall. What's it going to take to open our eyes. Bicycles bring joy into our lives and they bring people together. People will come, from near and far, to a city that is bicycle friendly, to live and to vacation, take my word for it! Pets, They're a none issue - Pets come with the people - Cycling brings the people together!

Let's make a plan for the future and develop something that will impact the city for generations to come..
Lex Paul McCarty

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