Puppy-Free Pet Shops

The city of Lake Worth becomes the first city on the East Coast to ban the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores.


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Following two California cities, South Lake Tahoe and West Hollywood, Lake Worth, Fla. Has banned the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores. The vote for the ban was unanimous, and the city now only allows the sale of companion animals on the same property where they were bred. Puppies in pet shops normally come from puppy mills, which are often located hundreds or thousands of miles away. County Commissioner Shelley Vana says, “My goal is to stop the importation of these animals from puppy mills that are inhumane and cruel.” PETA applauds the ban, and urges people to adopt from local animal shelters.