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California: Adopt Pets or Buy from Hobby Breeders?

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the California Senate passed Assembly Bill 485. This statewide pet sale ban is expected to pass the Assembly this week for the second time, and go to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown for veto or signature.

The consequences of the first statewide ban on the sales of non-rescue, non-shelter cats, dogs and rabbits at pet stores are clear. Under AB 485, the only breeders who will be able to sell these pets to Californians will be hobby breeders.

- from the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Committee - read more here: