Albuquerque, NM – “City banned sale of all ‘companion animals,’ and reported that euthanasia at city shelters subsequently decreased by 35%.”
- To propose and pass a town-wide ordinance that would ban the retail sale of puppies, cats or rabbits by pet store operators.
- This policy will foster a more humane environment, and provide community awareness of the plight of puppy mill and kitten factories.
- Encourage the adoption of shelter dogs, cats and rabbits. Encourage the adoption of pets from rescue groups, and decrease the number of animals euthanized yearly.
- To promote a more humane business model allowing for the showcasing of shelter animals and rescue animals.
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