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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Publication/Event date: 2013-07-09
Publication name: KFMB-TV CBS 8
URL for more info: http://www.cbs8.com/story/22791718/city-council-to-consider-ban-on-puppy-mill-sales
Summary:
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A proposal to ban the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores and other commercial establishments in San Diego is scheduled to be considered by the City Council Tuesday afternoon.

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ABC 10 News: San Diego City Council to vote on pet store ban

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The City Council of San Diego unanimously passed a Companion Animal Protection Society's proposed ordinance ban of retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 10, 2013 – Yesterday, San Diego became the second largest city in the United States to ban the sale of companion animals. The decision mirrors other initiatives, spearheaded by Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) , in cities across the US and Canada.

The City Council of San Diego unanimously voted in favor of a CAPS' proposed ordinance prohibiting the sale of factory-bred dogs, cats and rabbits in retail stores within the city. The Office of the City Attorney worked closely with CAPS to draft this final proposal that will go into effect in 30 days. Over 30 cities across the country, a number of them in California (including West Hollywood, Glendale, Irvine, and Los Angeles), have passed similar legislation.

CAPS formally introduced the ordinance on March 13, but talks between the City of San Diego and the non-profit began back in June 2012. Other animal welfare organizations joined forces later on to assist in the effort. This will be CAPS' fifth successfully introduced and passed ordinance of its kind and the 32nd city in the US with anti-puppy mill legislation.

We got the ordinance we wanted. Getting it passed has been hard work but when I come home and look in the eyes of my little puppy mill dog, it makes me happy to have participated in making the sale of puppy mill dogs illegal in my city,” said Sydney Cicourel, San Diego campaign coordinator for CAPS, who's been working on the ordinance for more than a year with the committee.

Tuesday's City Council Docket

CAPS Ordinances Page

CAPS Proposed Ordinance

San Diego Puppy

Contact CAPS for more information about the ordinance, investigations into San Diego area pet shops, or CAPS ongoing national awareness campaign (Models Against Pet Shops and Puppy Mills): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Saturday, 22 June 2013 18:46

The NYS Senate Bill S3753 PASSED!


Message from CAPS NY Director Barbara Dennihy:

New York State Animal Advocates: The bill has passed, the bill has passed!
The NYS Senate Bill S3753 allowing local municipalities HOME RULE on pet dealers in our communities PASSED!

THANK YOU ALL for being part of this life changing bill.
ALL your phone calls, emails, prayers made the passage of this bill possible.
Puppy mill dogs, pet shop puppies and consumers will all benefit from the passage of this bill.
Thank you to Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal and her staff, Senator Mark Grisanti and his staff.
Without their commitment to animal welfare this bill would have never been.
Please, please send them a thank you email!

We now need Governor Cuomo to sign this bill into law.
Still have much more work ahead of us on a local level, but not today.

Today we CELEBRATE!

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From Lauren Schuster, Esq from Assemblymember Rosenthal's office. Begging! Last day to act on mill dogs sold in pet stores...

Hi Everyone,

Lauren here from Assemblymember Rosenthal's office.  As I am sure you have all heard by now, Assemblymember Rosenthal passed A.740-A last night in the Assembly.  We have all been working really hard to get this bill through because it will restore municipality's authority to regulate pet dealers, and ultimately help put an end to puppy mills.  Assemblymember Rosenthal and Senator Grisanti are dedicated to passing this bill and making it law, but we have just heard that there is a group of Republican senators who are working to block the bill.  The fate of this bill is in serious jeopardy.

At this point, we really need to mobilize.  We are working on our end to head this off, but we need to generate tons of calls into Senate offices starting now.  I know you have all been emailing and using FB and Twitter and for that we cannot thank you enough, but we need calls and we need them now.

If there is any group that can do this, I know that it is this one!  You are some of the most dedicated advocates for animal rights we have ever worked with.  We need your help now.  Please share this email with your friends wherever they live and ask them to make calls as well. 

If you have any questions, please call me at 212.873.6368 or email me back here.

Thank you in advance for helping to put an end to puppy mills by making this bill law!

Lauren Schuster
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Lauren Schuster, Esq.
Chief of Staff
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal
230 West 72nd Street, Suite 2F
New York, NY 10023
p. 212.873.6368
f. 212.873.6520
Keep up with Linda Rosenthal on Facebook!
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Message from CAPS NY Director Barbara Dennihy:
PLEASE HELP ! HELP ! HELP ! THIS IS IT!

NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS and ANIMAL ADVOCATES

THIS IS IT!!

Thank all of you for helping move New York Senate bill S 3753 forward. This bill is going for a full senate vote SOON.
This is the New York State senate bill that will lift the preemption in NYS Agriculture law that FORBIDS municipalities from enacting a better standard of care on pet dealers in our communities.

If this legislation (SB 3753 and AB 740) becomes law, then the licensing system established under state law will no longer be the preeminent law. Localities would be free to pass their own law.
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