VH1's 'Hogan Knows Best' star wins first round in rooster flap
UPI News Service, 07/14/2005
Hulk Hogan's rooster can crow a little easier these days now that the dispute with Belleair, Fla., officials may be over.
Or, at least this round is over after the city agreed with the wrestling star about his number of pets, the St. Petersburg Times said. City law says no person in the city limits can have more than five pets per household.
And, Hogan had four dogs, a bird and Lillie the rooster. Hogan convinced city officials he had a special permit for Lillie, therefore she should not count against the limit. However some, including his next door neighbor, says the Hulk has a lot more than five on his 2.3-acre spread.
Hogan also argued that the code implied that each "person" in the household can have five animals. So, since Hulk and his wife live with their two teenage children, they should be within town guidelines, he argued.