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Ban on pet sales in backyards considered in Glendale

August 18, 2011 |  7:33 am


Some cities have banned animal sales at pet stores. But Glendale is considering a more far-reaching ban on dog and cat sales that would include the backyards of pet breeders.

Most cities that ban dog and cat retail sales have exemptions for backyard breeders, but animal advocates argue that the concession still leaves the door open to stores buying from conditions similar to those found at puppy mills and kitten factories.

City officials said an all-out ban would be more practical since Glendale lacks the resources to check the points of origin for all dogs and cats listed for sale. The City Council, which expressed support for the ban, is scheduled to vote on the ordinance next week, according to the Glendale News-Press.


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