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Measure proposed to crack down on Green Bay dog brokers

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A measure that would only allow dog owners to keep puppy litters if the mother dog lives there too is being considered by Green Bay officials.

A Press-Gazette Media report says the goal is to prevent pet brokers from stockpiling hordes of animals, which can end up confined in unsanitary conditions.

City officials say some brokers buy dozens of dogs online and house them in unhealthy conditions. Current law lets homeowners keep puppy litters for eight weeks, but it doesn't specify that the puppies have to have been born there.

City Alderman Joe Moore says he proposed the measure because brokers were abusing that loophole.

But at least one dog owner worries that the measure would make it harder to find new homes for stray animals.

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