My local township told me Because I live in a residential zone that I can not have pigeons because they are not considered to be a domesticated type of pet. I pointed out that they are racing pigeons and not the "common" feral pigeon. I also pointed out some things I found in the booklet "Homing Pigeons Perception vs. Reality", that I received from the AU. They came back to me and said that I couldn't have them because they now fall under the Kennel Zoning and I would need to live on a 2 acre lot. Now the only thing for me to do is apply for a variance. The fee for that is $500. Now how in the world am I to come up with $500 to be able to do something that I should already have the right to do.