Austin wants to ban sale of certain kittens and puppies

austin puppy sale ban
austin puppy sale ban

The City of Austin Animal Advisory Commission arrived at a unanimous vote on Wednesday evening to propose a ban on retail sales of cats and dogs that are not spayed or neutered -- ones not sterilized to prevent the birth of unwanted litters, which contributes to the overpopulation of animals. The ban was meant to strike a blow against puppy mills and other illegal sources of pets, and against the only retail store in the area that sells cats and dogs, The Petland in South Park Meadows

The City Council asked Austin's Animal Advisory Commission to investigate the source of Petland's dogs and cats, and also make recommendations that do not violate interstate commerce laws. According to the Humane Society of the United States, Petland is one of the biggest purchasers of animals from puppy mills in the country. The advisory commission based then decided to report their findings to the City Council, where a vote will eventually be made.