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California Pet Stores Can Only Sell Shelter Animals Thanks To First-Of-Its-Kind State Law

5 monthes ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

In October of 2017, California Governor, Jerry Brown signed bill A.B. 485 into law, making it illegal for pet stores to sell dogs, cats, and rabbits from any source other than a shelter or rescue group. In order to allow business owners time to plan for the landmark change, the law was set to go into effect in 2019.
That deadline arrived with this week, making California the first U.S. state to effectively ban the sale of “puppy mill” dogs and “kitten factory” cats in pet stores.
The law allows private breeders to continue selling their animals independently. However, by cutting out the...
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