Roseville Bans Sales Of Dogs, Cats In Pet Stores - WCCO - CBS Local

dropped in to pick up some cat food at the local pet store and stopped to play at some of the cats
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There have been some concerns expressed, primarily by those on the right, that the measure hurts small business (pet shops that sell dogs and cats). But, many independent small stores across the state, and across the nation, do just fine without selling dogs and cats.
A federal judge has upheld a Phoenix ordinance that bans pet stores from selling cats or dogs that come from commercial breeders.
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But store critics say they complained about so-called Bengal cats which they photographed six months ago. According to Fran Jackson's BBB complaint, Petland "had a ridiculous sales price of somewhere around $3000 for this cat." Our centers are in nearly every PetSmart® store. Many centers have both dogs and cats available. Please call ahead to confirm.
Photo provided by FlickrPet stores in Roseville won't be able to sell dogs or cats under a new city rule aimed at discouraging so-called
Photo provided by FlickrJul 12, 2013 - San Diego has now banned the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores
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Sam’s Cats and Dogs, Naturally strives to be the premier presence of pet information and products in the Sky Valley and beyond. Our goal with every pet guardian that shops at our store is that they have a better relationship with their pet because of our support and service. If it doesn’t keep your pet happy and healthy, we won’t sell it!Every day, you can adopt a pet in a Petco store. In fact, together with Petco and our community partners, we help find homes for thousands of dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets every week. We can even help you get started now below. No matter how "reputable" you think your local pet store is, they are almost surely getting their kittens from a "backyard" kitten breeder. The majority of purebred kittens are the product of irresponsible "backyard" kitten breeders. These are people who make some easy cash by breeding their purebred cats and they often also sell kittens through the newspaper classified ads. Remember that most of these backyard kitten breeders don't know about breeding for favorable health and temperament qualities, and they don't know how to raise a properly socialized litter. Many of these little kittens are weaned from their mothers way too soon. Sometimes, a backyard kitten breeder turns into small-time kitten mill to increase their supply so you can buy a kitten from a pet store and they can make a higher profit. How can you stop kitten mills? There is only one way. Take away their profits. Remember before you buy a kitten, keep in mind adoption is the most humane option!California prides itself as being a progressive state. And if a proposed statewide law banning the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores passes, the state will surely be considered even more progressive, as it will be the first to create such statewide restrictions on what pet stores are able to sell.Sources for cats and kittens are numerous—pet stores, breeders, animal shelters, newspaper ads, the Internet, a friend with an unwanted litter, a neighborhood stray and on and on. What's the best choice?Many who oppose the bill suggest the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) can offer information about breeding facilities if there are questions by consumers seeking to purchase dogs or cats from pet stores. However, that is simply untrue. The USDA, which regulates commercial kennels, removed inspection reports from its website, making it often nearly impossible for consumers to learn about the origin of their pets, or the truth about the origin of their pets.