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Breaking News: L.A. Passes Puppy Mill Law | Care2 Causes Please don't buy pet store dogs! I think Best to adopt in fact

Breaking News: L.A. Passes Puppy Mill Law | Care2 Causes Please don't buy pet store dogs! I think Best to adopt in fact

It looks like Los Angeles County didn’t want to wait for a national or statewide puppy mill law to go into effect. On Tuesday the Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance to protect animals raised by breeders or kept in pet stores. According to Daily News Wire Services , the law was introduced by Supervisor Michael Antonovich, “an animal lover who presents a dog or cat for adoption at virtually every board meeting he attends.” The ordinance is an amendment to Title 10 – the code relating to the licensing of animals and animal facilities, and the care and breeding of animals. The new ordinance will require breeders to: Only breed dogs that are at least 12 months old. Keep puppies in their possession until they are at least 8 weeks old. Place pregnant dogs in separate living quarters at least three days before they give birth. Provide nesting boxes for mother dogs and their ...

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