Angels On Wheels Animal Rescue - Pet Store Puppies
This week, the city voted to ban the sale of dogs and cats from pet stores, unless they are from rescue organizations and shelters.
The legislation’s effect is two-fold. One, it will stop the prevalence of the large-scale mills, which are notorious for the deplorable conditions cats and dogs are kept in. Two, it will help facilitate the adoption of thousands of animals that are waiting for their forever homes in San Francisco shelters. District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang, who serves on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, sponsored legislation on the ban. “Dogs and cats sold in pet stores often come from inhumane puppy and kitten mills that churn out animals with no regard for their health or well-being,” she , noting that there was no opposition on her legislation. In her message, she also called on the U.S. Agriculture Department to reinstate information on its website that documents these types of animal cruelty cases—it was removed earlier this month.
Pet stores and industry groups have registered in opposition to the bill and spoken against the measure. Pet store representatives said during a committee hearing on the measure earlier this month that local bans on non-rescue animal sales have harmed their businesses and a statewide ban would strain pet stores further.
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Located in a shopping center storefront, SHPS Sac provides a fun, friendly place where visitors and volunteers can meet and interact with shelter or rescue animals needing adoption. This retail environment provides a pleasant setting where we can introduce shelter and rescue pets to adopters who may never consider visiting a shelter.Most pet shops would like you to believe that if a puppy is registered by the American Kennel Club, this guarantees the puppy will be healthy and a good example of the breed. This is not so. The only thing that AKC papers certify is that the puppy is a purebred and produced out of AKC registered parents. Even this can be fiction, as some producers register more puppies than are actually born in each litter to receive extra registration slips to pass out with unregisterable puppies. The parents of your puppy may be unhealthy or carriers of crippling or deadly health defects, which they may have passed to their offspring — your puppy. They may also be horrible representations of the breed that you are buying. Often times the parentage of pet store puppies is also questionable due to poor record keeping. In other words, your puppy may not even be a purebred, even though it has AKC papers. Responsible breeders do register their puppies with the AKC, but that is only the beginning.