End of pet stores in LA as we know them? Rancho Park Councilman Paul Koretz bans puppy/kitten mills

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a motion by Councilmember Koretz that should put an end to the puppy and kitten mills by banning the commercial breeding of dogs, cats, rabbits and chicken and the sale of those animals in pet stores, according to news reports and Councilman Paul Koretz's newsletter.

 

Instead the animal shelter will work with licensed pet stores to make shelter animals available for adoption at those stores.

 

Sounds like a good plan doesn't it? It makes sense right? Consider a quarter of the dogs and half of the cats who enter L.A. city shelters are euthanized. Around 55,000 animals came in last year.

 

The commercial creation of animals for sale is done in inhumane conditions, creates unhealthy animals and aids animal overpopulation, said the email.

 

The City Council ordered the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services to draft the law and create the adoption program.

 

Councilmember Koretz stated the motion’s passage “will help us reduce our pet over-population problem and will save us a significant amount of money.” According to MyFoxLA.com Koretz said he unknowingly purchased a "puppy mill" bichon 20 years ago, and it required expensive medical care.

 

The law also creates a program to publicly and visibly identifies stores that excel in meeting rigorous humane requirements and conditions.

 

The banning of animal mills, which seems to be where most pet stores get their animals, has been gaining traction but it appears once again that California is leading the way. Toronto is considering a similar law. Texas has a bill going through the motions that would require more than 11 unspayed female dogs to need a license (amazing they don't already need a license).

 

This video is from last month.

 

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Comment by Orli Belman on June 12, 2011 at 10:45pm

I just got an email today from a friend who has started a local non-profit to help match LA-area shelter dogs with owners. Her organization is called Wags and Walks and she calls her service Mutt Match. Here's how she describes it on her website, where you can go for more information -- and possibly a new pet.

 

"Dogs of all sizes, shapes, colors and breeds can be found at the shelters, and with my experience and the experience of my team, we will ensure that we find a dog that is the right fit for you.  Please help us make a difference by participating in THE MOVEMENT to get these dogs out and find their perfect match."

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