San Diego, CA, September 15, 2014 - A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California dismissed a lawsuit brought against the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS), the City of San Diego, and others, and invited an application for attorneys’ fees and costs.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-12-16
Publication name: Mission Times Courier
URL for more info: http://scoopsandiego.com/mission_times_courier/community_news/judge-denies-request-to-temporarily-lift-ban-on-san-diego/article_7e21073c-66bd-11e3-a711-001a4bcf6878.html
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The city of San Diego can continue to enforce its ban on the retail sale of pets while a lawsuit against the ban makes its way through court, a federal judge ruled Friday.

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013 21:57

'Puppy mill’ law wins first round

Publication/Event date: 2013-12-16
Publication name: U-T San Diego
URL for more info: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/dec/16/sd-puppy-mill-ban-wins-first-round/
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The legal battle over whether retail stores in San Diego can sell dogs and cats is underway and the city won the first round.
A federal judge has denied a request by pet shop owners for a temporary restraining order that would have prevented the city from enforcing the new law until their litigation is settled.

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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
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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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Publication/Event date: 2013-09-10
Publication name: Opposing Views
URL for more info: http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/san-diego-puppy-store-owner-david-salinas-defies-pet-shop-puppy-mill-ban#
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Last week a new ordinance went into effect in the city of San Diego, Calif., making it illegal to sell or offer for sale any commercially bred puppy, kitten or bunny, whether they are from a Midwest puppy mill or a local breeder.

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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
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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
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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
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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/
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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/
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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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