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January 04, 2019 - New York Times

California Forces Pet Stores to Sell Only Dogs and Cats From Shelters

California Forces Pet Stores to Sell Only Dogs and Cats From Shelters
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California this week became the first state in the nation to bar pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits unless they come from animal shelters or rescue groups.

The law targets the controversial breeding facilities known as puppy mills or kitten factories, which often operate with little or no oversight and “house animals in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions without adequate food, water, socialization or veterinary care,” according to a fact sheet for the legislation, A.B. 485.

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