Gretna ordinances

Number of Animals Allowed:

Residents may have up to two adult cats and up to two adult dogs for a maximum of 4 adult animals.  An "adult" animal is defined as any pet over 4 months of age. 

Animals Requiring Rabies Vaccinations:

Dogs and cats

Revaccination Period:

Every three years. The longest duration vaccination allowed in Gretna is good for three years. However, animals must always be current. Therefore, if you opt for a shorter duration shot, you must update appropriately.

Time Period to Reclaim Stray Pets:

5 days

Time Period you must have a pet to be considered an owner:

10 days

Pooper Scooper Law?

No. The city of Gretna does not require owners to clean up after their pets. It is up to citizens to extend that courtesy to one another.

Leash Law?

Dogs in Gretna are required to be on leash or confined at all times.

Dog/Cock Fighting Law?

Yes, it is illegal to pit animals against each other in the city of Gretna. Additionally it is a violation of state law and is punishable by fines and jail time.

Wolf Hybrids 

In the Gretna municipality it is illegal to own a wolf or wolf hybrid.

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