Animal control officer says more reports of chickens in Albion village

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 October 2023 at 9:08 am

ALBION – Harry Papponetti, the village’s code enforcement officer, typically is called about loose dogs, stray cats and a wandering skunk.

But lately, he’s been getting reports of chickens, and some noisy roosters.

Papponetti said he has been notified about chickens on East Avenue, West State and East State streets.

He urged the Village Board to remind the public in the village newsletter that roosters, chickens and “poultry” are not allowed in the village.

He said there have been some unusual animal control calls recently, including an large iguana in someone’s front yard on West Academy Street.