Such pet suppliers have often raised animals in crowded and dirty conditions and the cats and dogs produced there were sometimes afflicted with health issues that might not show until years after they had been adopted. Since the first hearing on the ordinance change last month, commissioners have heard several concerns from the slae.
Local residents, several of whom have been volunteers with shelters also praised the effort. Pasco county commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance forbidding the retail sale of dogs and cats. One of two special needs rescue dogs in his household, Jo-Jo was relinquished by a breeder because the dog was born with just three legs and a malformed paw on one of those legs.
TAMPA — They descended on the county commission meeting armed with matching T-shirts, tear-jerking slideshows and months of Intimate encounters teesside at squeezing impassioned arguments into mere minutes of public comment. One was that there were not enough protections to be sure that rescue groups providing pets to retails stores are not themselves in the puppy or kitten mill business.
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I do believe that only a complete ban on the sale of all commercially-bred dogs can end puppy mill cruelty. The move is an effort to curtail the operations of puppy and kitten mills, which have been the long-time providers of animals to retail establishments.
Representatives of various animal rights groups spoke in favor of the commission taking action on behalf of animals. Pasco officials have said that large retail pet stores have already been partnering with animal rescues and shelters and have focused their businesses on providing pet supplies and services. Hot teen girl Shawano Chairman Mike Moore had his own argument for supporting the change in the rules in the form of a small-breed dog named Jo-Jo, which accompanied him tapma the meeting Tuesday.
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The ordinance approved does not stop pet shoppers from purchasing animals from legitimate breeders or directly obtaining their new pet directly from shelters or rescues.
But some were not happy with the clause grandfathering any existing pet shop, even though officials have said there is just one operating in the county. The change also prohibits the sale of Call girls nottingham animal in public places such as flea markets or yard sales.