• California Becomes First State to Ban Retail Sale of Companion Animals

    3 days ago - By Animal Legal Defense Fund

    On October 13, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 485 , which prohibits pet stores from selling dogs, cats, and rabbits unless they are obtained from a shelter or rescue organization. Although a growing number of jurisdictions have passed similar legislation - including major cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia - California is the first state to ban the retail sale of companion animals.
    Beginning January 1, 2019, California's new law will prohibit:
    ...a pet store operator from selling a live dog, cat, or rabbit in a pet store unless the dog, cat, or...
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