LINCOLN, Neb. -- A potential City of Lincoln ordinance could make it illegal to put puppies and kittens up for adoption who are less than eight weeks old.

It's already in state law, but Lincoln Rescue said it's important to clarify locally.

The Capital Humane Society and Brave Animal Rescue both said the ordinance is important because taking a puppy of kitten away from its mother before eight weeks could have serious implications, such as them not learning proper behaviors.

The proposed ordinance will also include a clear definition of bites and attacks.

The Lincoln City Council will vote on the proposed ordinance at Monday's meeting 3:00 p.m.