California Bans Sale of Non-Rescue Pets

Move Aimed At Shutting Down "Puppy Mills"

Anne Robards
January 03, 2019 - 12:21 pm

California has banned the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats.

In a move aimed at shutting down 'puppy mills', California is banning the sale of commercially bred cats, dogs, and rabbits.

The new law went into effect on January 1st, requiring pet stores to stick with carrying rescue animals from local shelters. 

So-called 'puppy mills' often mistreat animals, forcing the animals to continue breeding while the newborns are often neglected before being shipped off to who-knows-where.

The Humane Society is praising the move as a big step towards "the day when puppy mills have nowhere left to sell".

Is your pet a rescue? 

Do you agree with the ban? 

Should it go into effect nationwide?

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