Montgomery County moves to ban ‘puppy and kitten mill’ animals from pet stores

October 27, 2014

By: Rebecca Cooper

Montgomery County could become the first local jurisdiction to prohibit pet stores from selling animals sourced from so-called "puppy and kitten mills."

A bill set to be introduced in the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday stipulates that pet stores would only be allowed to sell dogs or cats obtained from animal shelters or nonprofit rescue organizations.

In More Cities, That Doggie In The Window Is Not For Sale

By: Greg Allen

October 21, 2014

"All stores — 99 percent of them — sell what's called puppy mill dogs, or large-scale commercial breeder dogs," she says. "Yes, they're USDA, but that means nothing, as we've come to see."

That phrase — puppy mill — is loaded and controversial. Lazarow says it includes any large-scale breeding operation that places monetary value over the welfare of the animal.

Puppy mill operators in Georgia fight charges of 264 counts of cruelty

Cherokee Ledger October 15, 2014

GEORGIA -- Cherokee County Solicitor General Jessica Moss has filed accusations against a Cherokee County woman and her husband, who were charged over the summer with cruelty to animals after authorities were tipped off to a suspected puppy mill operating near the Cherokee-Forsyth line.

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