With the increasing number of puppy mills and kitten factories, California wants pet stores to sell such animals that are not from breeders but from shelters or rescue groups. This is the first state to come up with such a rule.
– Pet stores in California must follow a new law.
– The law says that they cannot sell cats and dogs from breeders.
– Cats and dogs must be from…
Per the law, the puppy mills and kitten factories operate with little to zero oversight and the dogs and cats there do not get enough food and veterinary care. The new rule was effective on January 1. The law was signed into law in October 2017 and it was effective only when 2019 started to help the pet store owners come up with ways to comply with the law. If pet store owners do not comply with this, they will be fined $500 per animal that they will sell and have not come from the shelter or rescue groups.
Although pet stores are no longer allowed to sell cats and dogs from breeders, the law does not prohibit people to buy directly from these breeders.
Read more of the detailed article written by Christine Hauser at – https://www.nytimes.com/