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Meeting to be held Monday to discuss new rules for dog breeders

Posted: 9:28 AM, Aug 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-12 17:49:14-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Local dog breeders could soon be hit with some new rules, as city officials gear up to discuss the implementation of breeding permits.

In March, the Bakersfield City Council began to draft a new ordinance that would limit the number of litters a household could produce every year. City officials say they've been looking at what other cities are doing to create a licensing program and how it would work in Bakersfield.

Officials say the goal of the permit program would be to stop puppy mills. They're also discussing how to enforce it and what the punishment would be for people who violate it.

The meeting is happening Monday at noon at City Hall North. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.