California Tells Pet Stores Their Dogs and Cats Must Be Rescues – PetsOnBoard.com

In a blow to commercial animal breeders and brokers, California pet stores will soon have to get their puppies, kittens and rabbits from shelters and rescue centers only. Individuals can still buy from private breeders. But beginning in January 2019, it will be illegal for stores to do so. Violators will face a fine of $500. The bill, A.B. 485, had strong support from several animal welfare organizations, which cheered it as a blow to “puppy mills” and “kitten factories” that mass produce animals for sale

Source: California Tells Pet Stores Their Dogs and Cats Must Be Rescues – The New York Times

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