On March 2nd, Boston, MA, made history when the city council unanimously passed an ordinance banning the sale of puppies in pet stores citywide.
The new ordinance, which also prohibits the sale of kittens and rabbits in stores, parking lots, and outdoor markets, simultaneously tackles puppy mills and backyard breeders while promoting adoption and rescue.
According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), most puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills where dogs are kept in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions. Puppies born in mills are often prone to life-threatening and terminal illness.
These scared, matted dogs are just two of nearly 200 dogs and puppies our Animal Rescue Team is in the process of rescuing from a puppy mill in Madison County, Arkansas right now. 💘 Your support is what makes these lifesaving rescue missions possible. Text LOVE to 20222 to donate $10 now. *message & data rates may apply. A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Terms & Conditions can be found at www.hmgf.org/t #stoppuppymills #hsusART
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