California Will Require Pet Stores to Sell Rescue Animals

In a huge win for the animal welfare community, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation last month that will require pet stores to sell recue animals from shelters or adoption centers.

A fine of $500 will be levied on stores for each animal for sale that is not a rescue.

The bill, which goes into effect in 2019, is “aimed at reducing the number of animals in shelters and businesses with mass breeding operations, known as ‘puppy mills’ or ‘kitten factories,’” according to a story in the Los Angeles Times.

We are so thrilled for our four-legged friends on the West Coast, and we look forward to the day when a pro-animal Legislature will support this kind of life-changing legislation for Texas animals.


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