These types of laws simply drive buyers online and out of state. Brings in less money and same dogs go to shelters. Same people who sell dogs still sell them. They just don’t need to pay tax because they aren’t allowed to sell them in first place. As for shelter dogs, if they get homes fine. If they don’t they can send them somewhere else (which they do all the time anyway)………….So if people THINK this actually helps shelters, the answer is no.
The shelters will always get the same dogs from the same poor areas. It won’t stop because the laws are targeting dogs that don’t go to shelters. It’s not rocket science and never will be. In Los Angeles nothing has changed, same ole dogs form same ole area, and same ole killing. Does anything really change? Nope. **Note: it is the poorer areas that generate tons of shelter dogs. This is not disputed and it’s not a new fact. Obviously AR laws do not consider social welfare since they continue to ignore it decade after decade.
Proposed Ordinance (No. 2015-10) to amend Title 9 of Encinitas, CA City Code by adding a new Section 9.23 to regulate the retail sale of dogs and cats.
Prohibits pet stores from displaying, offering for sale, delivering, bartering, auctioning, giving away or selling dogs and cats, except for dogs and/or cats obtained from a public animal shelter or nonprofit humane society or animal rescue organization.
Ordinance exempts persons or businesses selling dogs or cats from the location where the animal was born and reared.
ENCINITAS, CA CITY COUNCIL
PASSED 1ST READING UNANIMOUSLY ON 6/24/15 – SET FOR FINAL READING/ADOPTION ON 7/8/15
A proposed Interim Urgency Ordinance providing for a temporary moratorium (45 days) prohibiting the establishment of retail pet stores within the City of San Marcos, CA jurisdictional boundaries.
Provides time for the City to study potential impacts that these establishments may have on animal welfare, craft regulations governing retail pet stores in the City as deemed appropriate and necessary, minimize any negative effects the newly established retail pet store might have on nearby businesses, property owners and the residents of the City, and to evaluate pending challenges to local ordinances that permanently ban the sale of dogs and cats in other jurisdictions.
SAN MARCOS, CA CITY COUNCIL
ADOPTED BY CITY COUNCIL ON 4/28/15 – EXTENDED 10 MONTHS (TO APRIL 2016) ON 6/12/15
Proposed Ordinance (No. 2855) adding Section 6.04.080 to the Garden Grove, CA Municipal Code prohibiting pet stores from displaying, selling, delivering, offering for sale, bartering, or auctioning dogs or cats, except dogs and/or cats obtained from a public animal control facility or shelter or a duly authorized nonprofit humane society or animal rescue organization, or cats donated by a local resident for no charge. Gives existing pet stores (1 store in city affected) one year to come into compliance with new regulations.
GARDEN GROVE, CA CITY COUNCIL
ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY BY CITY COUNCIL (5-0 VOTE) ON 3/24/15
Ordinance amending Title 6 (Animals) of the Long Beach, CA Municipal Code.
Prohibits the sale of dogs, cats, or rabbits in any pet shop, retail business, or other commercial establishment, unless they were obtained from an animal shelter, humane society, rescue organization, or bred on the premises possessing a valid breeding permit.
Mandates dog and cat owners to spay or neuter their pets, unless they possess a medical exclusion or exemption.
LONG BEACH, CA CITY COUNCIL
ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY BY CITY COUNCIL (6-0) ON 3/10/15 – EFFECTIVE 10/1/15
Ordinance to adding Sec. 4.6.5 to Chapter 4 of the Oceanside, CA City Codes and Ordinances. Provides that no pet store or pet store operator shall engage in the retail sale of dog or cats unless the animals were obtained from an animal shelter. Exempts sales of animals sourced from "non-commercial breeding establishment", which are defined as: a person, firm, partnership, corporation or other entity that has sold, transferred or given away all or part of 3 or fewer litters, or less than 20 dogs, or less than 20 cats during the preceding 12 months that were bred and reared on the premises of the person, firm, partnership, corporation, or other association. Provides that an existing store may continue to engage in the retail sale of dogs or cats until September 15, 2015.
OCEANSIDE, CA CITY COUNCIL
ADOPTED BY CITY COUNCIL (3-2 VOTE) ON 1/21/15 – EFFECTIVE 2/21/15 – ALLOWS EXISTING STORES TO SELL UNTIL 9/1/15