Carlsbadistan’s City Council last night (October 8, 2013) approved an “urgency ordinance” banning the sales of dogs and cats at retail pet stores, according to a story on NBC San Deigo.
The city is pushing the bill in an attempt to shut down puppy mills and kitten factories where profit is given priority over the well-being of the animals. . . The San Diego Department of Animal Services said these substandard facilities lack animal husbandry practices, and animals born there are more likely to have genetic disorders and diseases and lack adequate socialization skills.
But that’s exactly where consumers will have to go to buy a dog or a cat now that pet stores can no longer sell them.
[Link: NBC San Deigo]