Publication/Event date: 2010-05-26
Publication name: KGO-TV
Author: Carolyn Tyler
URL for more info: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news%2Flocal%2Fsan_francisco&id=7463602
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — In San Francisco, where cats and dogs are officially called companions not pets, there is now a proposal to ban their sale.
The Animal Welfare Commission wants to prevent pet stores from selling dogs and cats, as well as smaller animals including hamsters, rats and chinchillas. Banning the sale of dogs and cats in the city is largely symbolic since few stores actually do, but they are selling the small animals and many eventually wind up at city shelters.