Hooray! DogTime & CatTime readers and staff are celebrating Governor Jerry Brown‘s announcement Friday.
Governor Brown signed a law that requires pet stores to cooperate with animal shelters and rescues to help homeless dogs, cats and rabbits find homes and effectively bans the sale of pets from mills and massive breeding businesses where so much abuse and neglect takes place. This makes California the first state in America to take this kind of measure to protect our beloved pet animals.
Measure AB485 will make lives better for so many homeless animals in the great state of California. Some cities in California already have their own bans on the sale of puppy mill puppies (like Los Angeles and San Francisco) but this new bill covers the entire state.
The law does not make it illegal for private breeders to sell animals to the public, but it’s a step in the right direction.