What are the Town animal ordinances?

Chapter 8 of the Colma Municipal Code includes all of the Town ordinances regarding animals: 

  • The Town allows normal domestic pets such as dogs and cats.
  • The Town prohibits the following:
    • Livestock
    • Feeding of birds in public places
    • Chickens – Unless at least 500 feet from the nearest residence.
    • Feeding of birds on private property except for residential bird feeders when suspended off the ground.  See also the Town’s Bird Feeding brochure: https://www.colma.ca.gov/documents/bird-feeding-faq/

The Town of Colma contracts with the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS), a private non-profit organization, to enforce all animal control laws, shelter homeless animals, and provide a variety of other services.

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