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January 28 2021

Port St. Lucie, FL and Oak Forest, IL Limit Pet Store Sales

Port St. Lucie, FL is banning the sales of dogs, cats and rabbits at pet stores. Animals can still be adopted from legitimate shelters and rescues at pet retail stores, but not sold. And there is a difference. The policy regarding pet store sales is aimed at keeping out  “pet mills,” places that have a…

January 15 2021

11 Cities Now Banning Sales of Dogs, Cats at Pet Stores in Alabama

The Madison City, AL is the latest city to ban the sales of dogs and cats at retail pet stores. The new ordinance requires that all dogs and cats sold in retail stores come from rescue organizations and shelters. It also requires that dogs and cats for sale must be at least eight weeks old. Madison…

December 15 2020

Vet School Students Speak Out to Support Limiting Pet Store Sales

No responsible breeder EVER sells to a pet store. So, if that’s the case where do pet stores get dogs or sometimes cats or even rabbits from? The answer is inarguable and increasingly understood by the public – mass producers, large scale breeding facilities. And most often, we’re talking puppy mills. Those who oppose legislation…

December 4 2020

Limiting Pet Store Sales in Chicago on WGN Radio

Pet store sales is the topic I talk about HERE on WGN Radio with King John Williams.  Always, John challenges and shoots tough questions. However, who could ever support puppy mills? The answer is Alderman Ray Lopez (15th ward), as I explained in this post. In 2015 Chicago passed an ordinance to ban sales of…

November 6 2020

San Antonio, TX and DuPage County, IL Ban on Sales of Dog and Cats at Pet Stores

There’s just no stopping the momentum, as San Antonio, TX now passed a ban on sales of dogs/cats at pet stores (going into effect January 1, 2021). The Council vote was 9 to 1. Of the 51 pet stores within  San Antonio city limits, only three sell dogs and cats. The closest Petland isn’t impacted…

October 11 2020

Fighting Pet Store Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits in Chicago

Six years ago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza, all aldermen except one (vote 49 to 1 was the vote) and most important the overwhelming majority of people who live in the City of Chicago agreed no dogs, cats or rabbits should be sold at pet stores. But three pet stores responded by…

September 14 2020

It’s True Love: Cats and Dogs DO Get Along

Of course, they don’t usually fight like cats and dogs: So, if this doesn’t plaster a smile on your face…. This is the content I need today. pic.twitter.com/sZVhiFVdSL — Derek Johnson (@derekjGZ) September 12, 2020

September 13 2020

Dr. Dana Varble on Pet Store Sales, Veterinary Visits and Identifying Pain in Cats on WGN Radio

Listen HERE on my WGN radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show to North American Veterinary Community Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Dana Varble as we discuss her views of pet stores sales, selling dogs, cats and rabbits. Dr. Varble agrees that no responsible breeder or source ever sells to pet stores, but puppy mills (and their…

September 4 2020

Pug Puppies Play Follow the Leader

Baby Louie has quite the following…

August 2 2020

New York Assembly Member and New Jersey Veterinarian Behind No Dogs, Cats or Rabbits Sold at Pet Stores

Following New York Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal’s support of that state being the first to ban declaw of cats, New York is now on its way to next state-wide ban sales of dogs, cats and rabbits at pet stores. Listen HERE to Rosenthal on WGN Radio explaining on Steve Dale’s Pet World her support of the…

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