BranfordSaysNo.com is an effort initiated by the Concerned Animal Advocates of Branford (CAAB). Our inspiration comes from the City of Los Angeles, which adopted an ordinance to ban the retail sale of pets in pet stores in 2012. It has since been adopted by 32 municipalities in the United States and Canada. Our efforts are being supported by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
Did you know?
- The Connecticut Humane society estimates that 95% – 99% of all puppies and kittens available for sale in retail pet stores come from puppy and kitten mills.
- Responsible breeders do not sell their puppies to pet stores. More than 100 national breed clubs’ Codes of Ethics specifically prohibit their members from selling their dogs to pet stores.
- Consumers, unaware of the conditions and problems that mill-bred animals face, are burdened with exorbitent financial and emotional costs.
- Each year 2,500 dogs and cats are euthanized in Connecticut’s municipal shelters.
- Businesses can be successful without selling puppies – Check out our Humane Business Model Pledge.