This is an article coming from Bernalillo County, New Mexico about a rather controversial topic. It’s about a potential ban of the sale of dogs and cats from pet stores, to be discussed on Dec. 9 at the board-of-county-commissioners meeting.
Although the proposed ordinance does not currently ban cat and dog sales, the ban could be added as a floor amendment prior to the consideration of the proposed ordinance.
The proposed animal-control ordinance sets forth adequate food and space requirements, among other things, for pet shops, groomers, kennels, breeder sites and shelters.
The commissioners first broached a potential ban, which would also include a ban on sales of cats and dogs coming from “puppy mills” or “kitten mills,” at their meeting last month.
As you can probably guess, the county has received many phone calls for and against the ban. The city of of Albuquerque, located in Bernalillo County, already has this ordinance in place. Interesting, I never knew such an ordinance existed.
The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council is adamantly against the ban, obviously they have a vested interest in it not passing. Give me a bark and let me know what you think about a possible ban, good or bad idea ?
* The cutie above is Stormy and her kitty friend.