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Pet store animals from shelters only

Postby Susann » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:21 am

In today's society, I don't get the argument that shelters are "the only game in town"; most people who are serious about the animals they buy go on the internet to find breeders. Used to be, you wanted something, you went to the pet store or hit the yellow pages.
I only wish this included reptiles as well, and was nationwide, but it's got to start somewhere. Kudos, Salt Lake county!

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Re: Pet store animals from shelters only

Postby Dakota » Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:47 pm

I like how they passed this legislation without hurting existing shops. I think the idea is great. Go Salt Lake City!
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Re: Pet store animals from shelters only

Postby Dood » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:12 am

This has already been in effect in Ontario for several years

The pet store cages that use to hold puppies and kittens now have shelter animals and literature on where to adopt more animals

The spay and neutering program for dogs has been so successful in major cities in Canada that most shelters ship in dogs from rural areas and the States to meet the demand :)
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Re: Pet store animals from shelters only

Postby NickBrahz » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:25 am

Over here down under pet stores sell animals but also have information on how to adopt shelter ones and are used as vendors to sell the shelter animals to new owners.
And not just the "standard pets" like dogs/cats and bunnies, everything from birds to farm animals reptiles rodents etc.

Not sure i fully understood the article but i take it new animal shops in Salt Lake County sell shelter animals only now?
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Re: Pet store animals from shelters only

Postby Susann » Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:08 pm

Dood wrote:This has already been in effect in Ontario for several years
The spay and neutering program for dogs has been so successful in major cities in Canada that most shelters ship in dogs from rural areas and the States to meet the demand :)
That is fantastic! I hope we follow suit!

NickBrahz wrote:Not sure i fully understood the article but i take it new animal shops in Salt Lake County sell shelter animals only now?
That is correct. No dogs, cats, or rabbits unless they come from a shelter, due to overpopulation and the massive numbers of these animals languishing and being killed daily in shelters and rescues. All other animals are still fair game though.
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