California Becomes First U.S. State To Ban Pet Stores From Selling Commercially Bred Animals

The state of California has become the 1st U.S state to ban pet retail stores from selling dogs, cats or rabbits unless the animal was obtained from a public animal control agency or shelter, humane society group, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals shelter or a rescue group that’s in a cooperative agreement with at least one private or public shelter according to NBC4 LOS ANGELES.

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) “approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year” and “each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized”.

The new law goes into effect today January 1, 2019.


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION: AB-485 Pet Store Operators: Dogs, Cats and Rabbits.

California May Become First U.S. State To Ban Stores That Sell Commercially Bred Pets