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03Nov

NORTH LAS VEGAS - "The City Council is set to discuss a new law that would require those shops to only sell animals that come from shelters, rescues, or non-profits. The goal is to find homes for the animals already in our community and keep puppy mill animals out of pet stores." - from KTNV 13

26Oct

MUNDELEIN - "Schroeder said she has sold non-shedding hypoallergenic dogs for more than 15 years, mostly from her home in Wadsworth until moving to Long Grove last year. She said her dogs come from reputable breeders and she complies with all state laws." - from Chicago Tribune

20Oct

SAFETY HARBOR – “A topic first brought to the commission by a concerned resident about a year ago was passed by the City Commission as a new ordinance Monday prohibiting the retail sale of cats and dogs within city limits.” – from Tampa Bay Times

13Oct

TRENTON - "Mike Bober, CEO and president of the Washington, D.C.-based Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, said that, with New Jersey already being one of the most regulated states in the industry through laws already on the books, Lesniak’s latest bill is too much." - from NJ Biz

05Oct

JOHANNESBURG - "The United Nations has banned global trade in wild African Grey Parrots, prized for their ability to imitate human speech, to help counter a decline in numbers caused by trafficking and forest loss." - from Reuters US News

06Sep

KAILUA-KONA - "An appeals court has ruled that about 50 Hawaii businesses with permits to catch fish bound for aquariums do not need environmental assessments to receive the state permits allowing them to collect the fish." - from Honolulu Star Advertiser

02Sep

AURORA - "The proposed ordinance, which Richardson said is meant to prohibit the sale of dogs and cats from large scale breeders or “puppy mills” in pet shops in Aurora, would limit where pet shops or dealers could purchase a cat or dog to sell in Aurora." - from Aurora Sentinel

26Aug

HOUSTON - "Exotic pet stores are required to record the names and addresses of every buyer who purchases a snake covered by the state regulations, but they aren’t required to submit those records to the state. Individual pet stores maintain the records in the event state regulators ask to see them." - from KHOU 11

17Aug

ALBANY - "Cats and dogs used for research by colleges and universities will soon be put up for adoption after their work is completed, according to a law signed Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo." from Democrat & Chronicle

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