Green Bay dog owners might soon be prohibited from keeping puppy litters unless they can show that the mother dog lives there, too.
A measure headed to the Green Bay City Council is intended to prevent pet brokers from stockpiling large numbers of animals as part of a business enterprise.
City officials say they have found brokers amassing dogs through Internet purchases and then keeping animals in unsanitary conditions.
Current ordinance allows homeowners to keep puppy litters for up to eight weeks, but it does not specify that those puppies must be born there. That has allowed brokers to conduct business using animals obtained online or elsewhere.No wonder they're called Cheeseheads.