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There are reputable breeders out there. California is taking away that choice from people.
originally posted by: JAGStorm
I'm not for puppy mills or anything like that, but shelters are not the only answer. There are reputable breeders out there. California is taking away that choice from people. .
Anyone who sells animals. A private breeder who sells animals is a commercial breeder. If I had a bitch with puppies and I sold those puppies it would be commercial.
I wonder what is considered commercial.. anything in a store?
122354.5. (a) A pet store operator shall not sell a live dog, cat, or rabbit in a pet store unless the dog, cat, or rabbit was obtained from a public animal control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals shelter, humane society shelter, or rescue group that is in a cooperative agreement with at least one private or public shelter pursuant to Section 31108, 31752, or 31753 of the Food and Agricultural Code.
originally posted by: JAGStorm
California just passed a law that" limits pet store sales of cats, dogs and rabbits to rescue or shelter animals only"
Everyone thinks this is great, but I want to share my story.
A few years back my family was in the market for a dog. We had done our research and were ready to commit to a family dog.
We've had pets before and know the cost, time and responsibility.
The first place we thought of was the shelter of course. We visited the one close to us. They had tons and tons of old cats, but only three dog.
The dogs all looked vicious. Not what we were looking for. We were not in a hurry so we waited. We saw a puppy on the Humane society's web page in the city. So we go to visit. They have various dogs, cats and other small animals. I would say 95% of the dogs were pit bull mixes, or dogs were behavioral problems. We did not want a pit, for various reasons, one of which is that our home insurance would go up.
We find the puppy, and are ready to adopt. We are told the puppy was in "hold" and could not be adopted. We quickly figured out that it was a bait and switch type of operation. None of the puppies were for sale. Only the pit bulls and a one problem chow.
We check out another shelter, same type of setup. Lots of pit bulls.
I don't know, maybe we picked the wrong days or something.
My family and I finally said forget it after a two year search. We broke down and went to a breeder and got the healthiest best puppy I could ever imagine.
I'm not for puppy mills or anything like that, but shelters are not the only answer. There are reputable breeders out there. California is taking away that choice from people. My guess is that people will leave the state to get their dogs.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
It won't be long before all pets are regulated to the point of where CPS looks like the tooth fairy. There will be animal welfare case officers assigned to you and your pets to ensure you provide it everything necessary for a good life (according to California standards of course).
I can't see this pattern of over regulating everything going over well with the public. At some point they are going to break and it won't be pretty.
So, eventually, everyone in California gets a pit bull?
Animals which stores are allowed to sell or directly from the breeders.
Think about it, if there are no pet store... where are the dogs going to be coming from?? Illegal breeding ..