Tuesday, 17 December 2013 09:57

Spay, neuter law will affect breeders, owners

Publication/Event date: 2013-12-15
Publication name: Camarillo Acorn
URL for more info: http://www.thecamarilloacorn.com/news/2013-11-15/Community/Spay_neuter_law_will_affect_breeders_owners.html
Summary:
Filing out of a Ventura County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, proponents of a county ordinance that mandates dog and cat owners in unincorporated areas have their pets sterilized appeared rather subdued for a group that just won a ruling it believes will be a key factor in making Ventura a no-kill county.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-11-27
Publication name: Opposing Views
URL for more info: http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/san-diego-pet-shop-sues-city-and-animal-activists-over-ban-puppy-sales
Summary:
A formal complaint has been filed in federal court on Nov. 25 by the owners of San Diego Puppy, Inc., a retail pet shop located in the city of San Diego. The suit attacks the citywide ban on the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits at pet stores, which was passed on July 10, 2013.

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The Companion Animal Protection Society is eagerly awaiting for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign A.740-A/S.3753-A. Local governments in New York State will finally be allowed to regulate pet dealers and fight the puppy mill cycle in their neighborhoods. The bill will close a gap in state law that left animals and consumers unprotected. For far too long, municipalities have been unable to fight puppy mills through meaningful legislation.

Thanks to A.740-A/S.3753-A, municipalities like New York City will be able to enact ordinances banning the retail sale of pet shop puppies, kittens, and rabbits and requiring stores to offer only shelter or rescue animals for adoption. CAPS' New York director is already working with legislators in Suffolk, Nassau, and Westchester counties to draft ordinances.

CAPS, along with other animal advocate groups, worked hard to get this bill through the NYS legislature. Local communities demanded the ability to regulate pet dealers in their backyards and A.740-A/S.3753-A is the answer. Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and Senator Mark Grisanti demonstrated their commitment to animal welfare by making this landmark bill possible.
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Tuesday, 10 September 2013 13:50

USDA cracks down on Internet puppy sales

Publication/Event date: 2013-09-10
Publication name: WABC-TV New York
URL for more info: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news%2Fnational_world&id=9242637
Summary:
WASHINGTON -- The Agriculture Department is cracking down on dog breeders who sell puppies over the Internet with new regulations that will force them to apply for federal licenses.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-09-07
Publication name: International Business Times
URL for more info: http://www.ibtimes.com/pet-shop-bans-san-diego-la-albuquerque-elsewhere-underscore-escalating-war-puppy-mills-commercial
Summary:
Remember that doggy in the window? The one with the waggly tail? In some places, he would now be illegal -- no matter how much he costs.

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Saturday, 07 September 2013 08:56

Pet store owner defies ban on puppy sales

Publication/Event date: 2013-09-05
Publication name: Fox 5 San Diego
URL for more info: http://fox5sandiego.com/2013/09/05/pet-store-owner-refuses-to-follow-law-banning-sale-of-animals/#axzz2eAgE997O
Summary:
SAN DIEGO – A pet store owner who refuses to follow a recently passed city law is in trouble with animal control officers.

David Salinas, CEO of San Diego Puppy in Grantville, shared video of a confrontation he had with San Diego County Animal Control officers at his store on Wednesday.

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Friday, 26 July 2013 10:45

San Diego Bans Sale of Puppy Mill Pets

Publication/Event date: 2013-07-25
Publication name: All Pet News
URL for more info: http://www.allpetnews.com/san-diego-bans-sale-of-puppy-mill-pets
Summary:
San Diego is the 32nd city to ban the retail sale of puppy mill pets. The new pet store ban will restrict retail stores from selling animals from potentially irresponsible breeders. The new law now requires retailers to work with city or county animal shelters, human societies and nonprofit rescue groups in place of puppy mill breeders. Pet stores will be required to have documentation for each pet.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-07-10
Publication name: Ecorazzi
URL for more info: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2013/07/10/san-diego-bans-pet-stores-promotes-adoption/
Summary:
In a packed chamber hall on Tuesday, the San Diego City Council voted unanimously to ban the commercial sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits city-wide. The decision was met with cheers and applause from the crowd, and a little grumbling.

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 10:12

San Diego bans retail sales of dogs, cats

The Companion Animal Protection (CAPS), a national nonprofit that was behind ordinances in West Hollywood, Glendale, Los Angeles, Villa Park, IL and has assisted with others, introduced the San Diego ordinance over a year ago. We also investigated San Diego Puppy (had a billboard in their parking lot for 2 months) after receiving a number of consumer complaints for sick and dying puppies. A CAPS investigator worked undercover at the Hunte Corp., the largest brokerage facility in the country. Hunte does not breed but buys from breeders all over the Midwest. It then transports the puppies via semi trucks to pet shops around the country. Some puppies are flown overseas. We've investigated some of these breeders, too. We presented this evidence to the San Diego City Council. For more information go to the website for the Companion Animal Protection Society.

Publication/Event date: 2013-07-09
Publication name: U-T San Diego
URL for more info: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jul/09/san-diego-bans-retail-sales-dogs-cats/
Summary:
DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO — The sale of dogs, cats and rabbits will soon be banned at retail stores in San Diego, making it the 32nd city in North America to enact legislation in response to criticism of how animals are treated in commercial breeding facilities.

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 09:48

Pet Store Ban Passed in San Diego

Publication/Event date: 2013-07-10
Publication name: NBC San Diego
URL for more info: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Pet-Store-Ban-Passed-in-San-Diego-214839401.html#ixzz2YeODxI3p
Summary: San Diego City Council voted unanimously to ban the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores throughout the city on Tuesday.

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