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
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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
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
Deciding what attributes are best for your family is important because different small animals have their own unique behaviors. For example, hamsters and guinea pigs interact differently with children compared to a gerbil or chinchilla.
While August 22nd may be the official National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, every day can be a "Take Your Cat the the Vet Day" because even though your cat may look healthy, there are some common health issues that aren’t always easy to see.
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
PAWTUCKET - "The city of Pawtucket is looking to reinstate a “breed specific” ban on pit bulls after a vicious dog panel voted last week to return a pit bull-boxer mix to its owners after it mauled another dog to death in June." from WPRI 12
ROCKFORD - "It's an amendment to the Animal Control Act, where now if your dog or cat bites someone you must take it in for a bite exam within 24 hours after it happens." - from WREX 13
GREENWICH, CT - "The Pet Leadership Council (PLC), an organization comprised of pet industry leaders, animal welfare advocates, veterinarians, and academia, is announcing its support for Canine Care Certified, a new national, voluntary program that sets rigorous, science-based standards for professional breeders." - from Stamford Advocate
WASHINGTON, DC - "...provides the Secretary of Agriculture with the authority to determine that animal dealers and exhibitors are not required to obtain a license under the Act and regulations if the size of the business conducting AWA-related activities is determined to be de minimis by the Secretary." - from Federal Register