San Francisco Bans The Sale Of Non-Rescue Cats And Dogs In Pet Stores

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by Amanda Froelich, True Activist

In an effort to crack down on puppy mills, San Francisco ruled that only rescue cats and dogs older than 8 weeks are allowed to be sold in pet stores.

Following in the footsteps of New Jersey and Arizona, the entire city of San Francisco has banned the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats at local pet stores. The initiative aims to crack down on “puppy mills” and ensure that some of the millions of animals that live in shelters across the nation find forever homes.

The San Francisco Examinerreports that on Tuesday, the San Francisco Boards of Supervisors unanimously voted to amend the city’s health code. Proposed by Supervisor Katy Tang from District 4, the new rules only allow the sale of animals sourced from animal rescue shelters or groups at pet stores. Additionally, any animal younger than 8 weeks…

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