puppy mills

Carlsbad repeals cat and dog sales ban

CARLSBAD — Less than a month after implementing an emergency ordinance banning the retail sale of cats and dogs within the city, council members repealed the ban in light of more information.

Carlsbad on its way to banning pet sales

Carlsbad on its way to banning pet sales

CARLSBAD — At its Oct. 8 meeting, Carlsbad City Council adopted an urgency ordinance that immediately bans the sale of cats and dogs within the city, though refrained from voting on a formal ordinance to enact the ban permanently.

Council votes no on ban of pet store dog sales

OCEANSIDE — City Council voted down drafting an ordinance to ban sales of dogs unless dogs are obtained through the humane society, a nonprofit animal rescue organization, or Oceanside breeder.

Pet shop dog sales ban a step toward ending puppy mills

Pet shop dog sales ban a step toward ending puppy mills

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego ordinance to ban dog, cat and rabbit sales in pet shops is seen by animal advocates as a big step forward in shutting down puppy mills.Without the Animal Protection Ordinance pet shops are big buyers for mass breeders who do not always follow best practices in raising numerous animals.