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New California Pet Retailer Legislation in Impact

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California grew to become the primary state within the nation to ban the sale of puppies, canine, cats, kittens and rabbits in pet shops when AB 485 went into impact on January 1. Nonetheless, if pets come from shelters or rescue teams they might be supplied on the market in pet shops.

The Pet Rescue and Adoption Act additionally stipulates that pet shops “keep information ample to doc the supply of every canine, cat or rabbit the pet retailer sells or supplies house for, for at the very least one yr, and to put up, in a conspicuous location on the cage or enclosure of every animal, an indication itemizing the title of the entity from which every canine, cat or rabbit was obtained.”

In regards to the creator

Pet professional Jackie Brown has spent 20 years following her ardour for animals as a author and editor within the pet publishing trade. She is contributing author for Nationwide Geographic’s Full Information to Pet Well being, Habits, and Happiness: The Veterinarian’s Method to At-Residence Animal Care (April 2019) and creator of the guide It’s Raining Cats and Canines: Making Sense of Animal Phrases (Lumina Press, 2006). Jackie is an everyday contributor to pet and veterinary trade media and is the previous editor of quite a few pet magazines, together with Canine World, Pure Canine, Puppies 101, Kittens 101 and the Common Cats Sequence. Previous to beginning her profession in publishing, Jackie spent eight years working in veterinary hospitals the place she assisted veterinarians as they handled canine, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, reptiles, birds and one memorable lion cub. She lives in Southern California along with her husband, two sons and miniature poodle Jäger. Attain her at

Editor’s observe: This text appeared in Dogster journal. Have you ever seen the brand new Dogster print journal in shops? Or within the ready room of your vet’s workplace? Subscribe now to get Dogster journal delivered straight to you! 

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  • Adam Johanson

    Adam Johanson is an animal lover and a blogger at Panelpets. He writes regularly regarding pets and how to take care of them, as well as general news stories about animals. When he isn't writing, Adam can usually be found playing with his two dogs or cuddling his cat.