Michigan Pet Stores & Supplies | Dog & Cat Food | Petco

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Pet stores are extremely popular in today’s society. In 2004, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, in the pet industry, live animal sales reached approximately $1.6 billion. Moreover, in a 2003 survey in the US, merely 38% of U.S. pet shops claimed that they did not sell any live animals.
According to Tang, there are no pet stores in San Francisco that currently sell cats and dogs from breeders.
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Yes, but remember that puppies in pet stores are the ones who have already made it out of the puppy mill. The real tragedy is the hundreds of thousands of dogs and puppies still living in puppy mills, where almost all pet store puppies come from. These dogs live in tiny cramped cages for most of their lives, for the sole purpose of producing puppies to be sold in pet stores. You can help put puppy mills out of business by never buying a puppy from a store for any reason. Roseville became the first city in the state Monday to ban the commercial sale of dogs and cats at pet stores.
Photo provided by FlickrPet stores in San Francisco can only sell rescue animals under  passed on Tuesday by the city's Board of Supervisors.
Photo provided by FlickrPeople who testified Monday, however, said pet store animals were not likely to come from reputable breeders.
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To the editor: The Times is correct to support a state bill to ban pet stores from selling cats, dogs and rabbits bred for that purpose. (“,” editorial, July 5)The Times did not inform readers of stringent California laws that go above and beyond federal standards for pet stores. It did not acknowledge that AB 485 makes the state’s warranty law for pet stores unenforceable. It neglected to mention stricter sourcing requirements that we have proposed. To the editor: The Times’ editorial in support of Assembly Bill 485 relied not on data or current pet store laws, but instead activist ideology. The Times regretfully did not use data provided by my organization in its editorial. When the city of Los Angeles barred pet stores from selling commercially bred cats, dogs, and rabbits, it required instead that animals sold in stores come from shelters, humane societies and rescue groups. The purpose was to end Angelenos' complicity with cruel breeders and puppy mills, and to encourage the adoption of animals in need of rescue. A fine idea, but the ordinance, which passed in late 2012, prompted an unforeseen zoning problem.The editorial cited pet sale bans in 200 jurisdictions nationwide. Our count shows that 75% of those jurisdictions did not have a pet store prior to passage; in other words, the bans were for show. The one in Los Angeles has had, at best, mixed results, which we told The Times. Again, readers were left uninformed.It's time for all this legal growling to be put to rest. Most pet stores are in commercial areas because that's where people shop. And there's no good reason for humane stores not to be there as well. On Wednesday, the city council's Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee (PAW — funny) recommended that the city pass an ordinance specifically exempting pet stores from falling under the definition of “kennel” in the zoning code even if the shops have four or more adult dogs. The council should have done that when it passed the humane store ordinance.