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DOG BREEDING LAW
New law requiring licenses for Ohio's large-scale dog breeders to take effect Jan. 1
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, December 29, 2013 10:56 AM EST
A new set of regulations meant to crack down on puppy mills in Ohio will take effect in the new year.
Those who buy from breeders and sell to pet stores must also get a license.
The law also sets standards for housing and care of puppies and dogs that include making sure kennels are clean and properly ventilated.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that legislation regulating puppy mills has been seven years in the making.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture says 300 people have identified themselves as high-volume breeders. The department has about 100 license applications in progress.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com