Aldermen were scheduled to consider an ordinance Wednesday aimed at cracking down on “puppy mills,” but the measure was delayed for more deliberation.

An ordinance designed to crack down on commercial pet breeders will be put on hold for at least one more month, more than six months after the proposal failed to reach the finish line in the City Council.

The council’s Committee on Health and Human Relations had been scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday to take up the ordinance (SO2020-2827) before holding a subject matter hearing to quiz city health officials about their efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

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