A story on NPR yesterday focused on the movement to ban the sale of dogs at pet stores in many towns and cities across Florida.So far, at least 30 bans are in place in the Sunshine State, added to similar laws in California, New Jersey, and other states. Dog advocates argue that. . .
When dog lovers realized that a backyard breeder in Upstate New York was leaving dozens of dogs outside in dangerously cold weather, they called the police. But when the state cops showed up and inspected the property, they claimed that. . .
In a move that is sure to be applauded by dog lovers everywhere, the U.S Department of Agriculture has closed a legal loophole that allowed puppy mills to continue to operate without oversight by selling dogs over the Internet. Whereas the Animal Welfare Act imposed regulations on those breeders who sell to. . .
A New York woman is suing state Department of Agriculture and Markets (DAM) for neglecting its duties, after the DAM refused to fine a pet store that sold her a dog under false pretenses. Elena Zakharova bought a Brussels Griffon puppy from a store called Raising Rover. She paid $1,650 for the toy dog. However, Umka soon began. . .
Last week The Humane Society of the United States, as part of its seventh annual Puppy Mill Action Week, released “A Horrible Hundred,” which lists some of the worst puppy mills in the nation. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it is meant to. . .
This is potentially big news for a city the size of San Diego. A proposed ordinance would make it “unlawful for any person to display, offer for sale, deliver, barter, auction, give away, transfer or sell any live dog, cat or rabbit in any pet shop, retail business or other commercial establishment located in the city of San Diego, unless the. . .