A proposed ordinance to help regulate the health of animals sold in Anderson County and prevent puppy mills was put on hold by the county council Tuesday.
During their regularly scheduled meeting, the Anderson County Council tabled the drafted ordinance, saying it needed to be made more concise.
It was only the first reading of the ordinance that would make it mandatory to provide proof of vaccinations and treatment for intestinal parasites before selling dogs or cats in the county.
"If anyone is selling animals in Anderson County, we just want to make sure that they are healthy," said council member Eddie Moore.
Delaying the ordinance will give the council time to hash out the law more, making it more comprehensive.
The proposal comes after an alleged puppy mill was discovered earlier in August and more than 150 dogs were rescued.
The next county council meeting is set for Sept. 17, though the agenda has not yet been set.
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