California could become the first state in the nation to ban pet stores from selling commercially bred pets which includes dogs, cats and rabbits that come from out-of-state breeders according to THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE.
The California Assembly recently passed AB-485 (Assembly Bill 485) which would only allow pet stores to sell RESCUED pets.
The proposed Bill was co-sponsored by State Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach).
Each year cities in California pick-up an estimated 800,000 unwanted dogs, cats and rabbits many of which are often euthanized.
The Bill still needs to make it through the California Senate before it reaches the Governor’s desk.
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