City Council will hold a public hearing during its monthly meeting Thursday, 7 p.m., at City Hall, 425 N. Richardson Ave., regarding a proposed ordinance that is an effort to regulate the selling and breeding of cats and dogs.
Ordinance No. 13-06 would amend the city’s Municipal Code to limit the number dogs or cats a person or household could own to five and require valid permits for breeding and litters. Those intending to own more than five animals would have to obtain a multiple animal permit.
The ordinance would prohibit the sale, offer for sale, barter or give away of a puppy or kitten without an appropriate permit. It also would impose fees for each permit, as well as fines for violations, such as not having a litter or multi-animal permit or advertising puppies or kittens for sale without a permit.
Those who would like to speak during the public hearing must sign up prior to the meeting.
The council also will review and vote on Lodger’s Tax funding requests for events such as the 29th annual Milkman Triathlon and the Hike It & Spike It Charity Flag Football Tournament.
The full agenda for the meeting is available online at roswell-nm.gov or by calling 624-6700.