Salt Lake City Council to vote on an ordinance regulating the commercial sale of pets

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Salt Lake City Council to vote on an ordinance regulating the commercial sale of pets

WHAT:   The Salt Lake City Council will hear a proposed ordinance to codify the regulation of the commercial sale of dogs, cats and rabbits.

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m.
Agenda: https://www.slc.gov/council/agendas
Item is F1/Ordinance: Limitations on the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits at commercial animal establishments.  

WHO:    Salt Lake City Council

WHERE:   Council Chambers
451 South State Street, Room 315
Salt Lake City, UT  84111

WHY:   Salt Lake City determined that it is in the best interest of the public health, safety, and welfare of the City to prohibit the sale of any dog, cat, or rabbit in any pet shop, retail business, or other commercial establishment located in the City of Salt Lake, unless the dog, cat or rabbit was obtained from a city or county animal shelter or animal control agency, a humane society, or a nonprofit rescue organization.

“We applaud Salt Lake City for taking a stand against the pet overpopulation and homelessness problem,” said Gene Baierschmidt, HSU executive director. “Documenting the source where a pet comes from will help decrease the irresponsible and inhumane commercial breeding of puppies, kittens and bunnies to be sold for profit, and consequently, reduce the number of these animals entering the shelter system.”

Media Contact: Deann Shepherd: cell 801-747-9136, deann@utahhumane.org

 
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