The Virginia Amish dog breeder whose kennel burnt down in March may just get another crack at his trade, the Roanoke Times reports.
Promising a new facility ‘with amenities that exceed U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements for breeding operations’, the unlucky Amishman’s case for a ‘conditional use permit’ was passed on to the final-decision stage Monday by the Bland County planning comission.
This despite activists, some from as far away as Utah, opposing the attempt.
Among the potential upgrades, the owner promised outdoor run-space for his pugs, Yorkies and Chihuahuas. “We’re just trying to make an honest living as God gives us the ability to do,” he explained.
The board of supervisors decides the matter later this month. No word on how many out-of-staters are to attend.