The big blue notice was taped to my front door yesterday. In the big blue notice, they included part of the ordinance that states "It SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY REASON TO KEEP ANY DOMESTICATED FARM ANIMAL OTHER THAN FOUR DOGS AND FOUR CATS WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY". And they have hand written on the big blue notice, too. "Please remove roosters, chickens and any other animals that do not comply with ordinance". I'm not even sure where to start but I can tell you this: I have had these birds going on 2 years. Our county allows it, so yes, in a way I did check the ords before I got them. Our little town sits within the Indianapolis area, where it is legal to have them. I wrongly assumed that I could have them since I was also in Marion county. I guess my city officials think otherwise. I think it may be due in part to a scorching e-mail I wrote to my Mayor. He has been running our city into the ground, looking out for only himself and a few of his goons. This side story is longer than any of you would want to read, but trust me... this little town is reeling from all he has done in his term and I had enough one day and wrote and told him what I thought about him. Maybe not the slickest move I've ever made.... but when I look at the run down rentals that are out of control on our block alone, I have to wonder. When they put up the big blue notice, there were tracks going up my driveway where they walked between the houses to see if I had chickens. They completely overlooked the big dilapidated house that sits right next to ours. It has been in need of repairs for months, if not years, but I didn't see any big blue notices on that door, for that slumlord. Also, on a side note.... this same animal control officer stopped by my place last July and we had this conversation once. He said he "didn't think" you could have them and I said, "I'm pretty sure I can." He said, "let me get back to you on that. Don't do anything yet." (like I was going to). That was it. The end. I heard nothing more until yesterday. Now I have 10 days to comply. What would be my best course of action at this point? I really don't want to get rid of these birds. And if I do exactly as they ask on this big blue notice, does that mean they are going around abolishing hamsters, gerbils, turtles, snakes, iguana's, fish... you see where I'm going with this? And btw, somewhere in the ordinance it does say that caged birds are allowed. HELP. please. I haven't posted on here in so long but I still tell everybody I know about this site and I frequent it these days only for solutions, which y'all are great at. So I'm hoping I can get a solution to this mess, as well.