The Palm Springs City Council will discuss the ordinance against pet stores tonight at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. The ordinance was initiated by the Palm Springs Animal Shelter (PSAS) and Councilwoman, Jenny Foat. Please plan to attend this important meeting and join us in supporting this ban. The persons requesting to open a pet store, already have a store in Palm Desert: Palm Desert Puppies, so it is imperative that they are not allowed to continue their business here. With over 1000 dogs and cats currently in two shelters, PSAS and Coachella Valley Animal Campus (CVAC), and all within 10 miles of City Hall, you have to ask how could any city not ban such stores that sell puppies from PUPPY MILLS?
Many cities and states, including Los Angeles, CA, Phoenix, AZ, and Florida, have laws banning pet stores unless they sell rescued animals. It is time for California to step up and protect innocent dogs and cats from being forced to breed litter after litter while spending their entire lives housed in cages, often never experiencing a simple walk on the grass. Palm Springs, we are better, much better than this!Puppy Mill Ban
ASPCA states that every investigation they have done on pet stores….the animals are from puppy mills! And interestingly, 40% of shelter animals are purebreds. This may be the result of pets purchased in pet stores being at high risk of not ending up in forever homes.
SOAR, Inc., and other desert rescues work tirelessly to save homeless dogs and cats. In the past six months SOAR, Inc., has rescued approximately 100 animals and sponsored over 300 low-cost spay/neuter/zeuter clinics. We can not support any pet store bringing more potential abandoned, puppy mill dogs into the desert.
We hope to see you tonight at the meeting!