Another community has banned the sale of dogs and cats in stores. We really need this trend to spread much faster, to every state in the nation.
No stores in Wellington, Fla. reportedly sell dogs or cats at this time, but the city council chose to act proactively this week to ban the practice. There is one correction – for the following sentence from the Palm Beach Post story from Wednesday.
Any pet stores in the future could still sell animals from animal shelters and rescue organizations.
We definitely don’t want stores “selling” any dogs or cats. It should be a process where homeless pets are adopted at these stores through the rescue groups and shelters.
The article reports the council also set standards for breeding operations, to combat puppy mills:
Village Attorney Laurie Cohen said the changes ban having more than 20 puppies or 20 kittens on a property, breeding a female more than five cycles in a row and sets limits on how small a cage animals can be kept in.
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