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Animal ordinance on Supervisors' agenda

KINGMAN - The Board of Supervisors may take up the county kennel ordinance issue again at its Nov. 1 meeting. According to a legal notice published in Sunday's Miner, the Board will reconsider the new ordinances to allow a person with an acre or less of land to have up to four dogs on their property without a permit.

On Oct. 4, the Board approved several changes to the county's health and zoning kennel ordinances.

One of those changes included limiting the number of dogs a county resident could have on less than an acre of property to two.

Several animal rescue organizations and pet owners have protested the changes, saying that limiting the number of dogs a person can own is unreasonable. They are also protesting requirements for kennels and rescue organizations in the new ordinances, such as requiring cement or sand for kennels; requiring cement footers for kennels; requiring kennels be a certain size; and several other issues.

A number of organizations have protested that the changes will put them out of business. Board members have requested that rescue organizations with current health permits for a kennel be grandfathered into the new laws until they can make changes.

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