City of Pittsburgh May Adopt Legislation Addressing Ownership of Exotic Animals, Reptiles

The city of Pittsburgh may adopt legislation addressing ownership of exotic animals. Mayor Bill Peduto described the recent incidents involving alligators roaming Pittsburgh neighborhoods after escaping from their owners as “ridiculous”. Three alligators were caught in the city within the past months. Peduto said Tuesday – quote “People, if you have alligators, don’t bring them in the city.” Pittsburgh does not have an ordinance to regulate ownership of exotic pets, but Peduto says something may be created very soon.