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Council postpones permit vote

March 14, 2013 • Local News

After emotional testimony from animal loving Roswell residents, City Council voted Thursday to postpone a proposed ordinance that would 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 and require valid permits for breeding and litters. Without a permit, selling or giving away puppies or kittens would be prohibited.

There also would be fines for violations, such as not having a permit for multiple animals or litters or advertising animals for sale without a permit.

Mike Matthews, special services administrator for the city, said the ordinance would help Animal Control to track households with multiple litters and ensure that animal owners had enough living space to accommodate Login to read more

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