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New frontiers for the retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits, effective Jan. 1 in California

At The Beginning Of Jan. 1, stores in California dogs, cats can sell rabbit only if they come from local rescue groups, shelters and animal control agencies.
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California the muzzle put on the retail sales of dogs, cats and rabbits beginning Tuesday, the by-product of a new law designed to restrict the puppy mills and expand pet-protection.

The legislation, Assembly Bill 485, says may sell stores, the animals only if they come from local rescue groups, shelters and animal control agencies.

“In view of the number of very adoptable, very lovable, very sweet, very precious dogs and cats that we have, in shelters all over the state,” state Assemblywoman Laura Friedman said, weeks before the Gov. Jerry Brown, under the bill, the in October 2017, according to the Sacramento Bee. “We focus on finding homes for the animals and not to support the horrible trade of dogs and cats that come from puppy mills.”

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The other provisions of the act require, to run pet stores, notes about where the animals originate. Pet stores have a fine of $ 500 for each violation threatens. The bill will not cover a private sale of dog, cat and rabbit breeders.

Before Brown ‘ s approval, more than 30 California cities had already adopted restrictions on the sale of commercially bred animals, according to the paper.

Another law, effective Jan. 1 the judge in the divorce can decide who gets custody of the Pets.

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