Whether it is unhealthy to the animals or not is another Probe entirely. But considering animals, human and otherwise, are built to breed, we suppose it is natural.
Some communities even have ordinances on the books to deal with home-breeding, such as Los Angeles County. Imperial County and the city of El Centro are not some of those communities, said Jeff Lamoure, deputy director for county environmental health services, which oversees county animal control.
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There are specific violations that have to be going on at that particular home to find an avenue to do something.
Lamoure told us the city of El Centro does have kenneling ordinances, where a permit is needed and no more than four dogs, four cats or a combination thereof are allowed in town without a permit. A caveat of that law says puppies do not factor into that figure if they are less than 4 months old.
A state law, which Lamoure said needs to be better enforced, has to do with selling puppies. It is an infraction subject to fines to sell puppies less than 8 weeks old.
Lamoure said that if the letter writer believes this home to be in violation of any of those laws, call the city of El Centro.