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Bemidji City Council: Public hearing set on proposed dog and cat limits

The Bemidji City Council will host a public hearing Monday evening on a proposal to limit the number of dogs and cats that residents can own.

The hearing will be held during the council's regular meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

The proposed ordinance states:

- That those who exclusively own dogs would be allowed to own no more than three.

- That those who exclusively own cats would be allowed to own no more than three.

- That those who own both dogs and cats would be allowed to own no more than four dogs and cats in total.

- It would be unlawful for owners to allow dogs or cats to run at large in the city.

The first reading of the ordinance was held April 5. The public hearing will be held in conjunction with the second reading.

In other business, the council will consider two requests to utilize the Lake Bemidji waterfront for the 66th Annual Bemidji Jaycees' Water Carnival and Fifth Annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival.

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