Publication/Event date: 2012-04-17
Publication name: CBS Los Angeles
URL for more info: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/04/17/la-city-council-moves-forward-on-banning-pet-sales/
Summary: LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The L.A. City Council voted Tuesday in favor of banning stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits that are not rescues in an effort to curb the city’s animal euthanasia rates.
Eleven members of the council approved the motion, which will be drafted by the City Attorney’s Office into an ordinance banning pet sales. Councilman Bill Rosendahl cast the dissenting vote. Continue reading the article…
What: CAPS will kick-off the first in a series of protests against Puppy Town in Sarasota to draw awareness to the connection between pet shops and puppy mills. Almost all pet shops obtain dogs from puppy mills.
When: Sunday, April 15, 2012 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm ET
Where: Puppy Town 4045 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34231
Why: Puppy Town sells dogs from puppy mills - commercial breeding facilities that mass-produce puppies for resale through pet shops and brokers. USDA licensed facilities are puppy mills.