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Trend Has Cities Banning Sale Of Dogs From ‘Puppy Mills’

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A new trend has some cities across the U.S. changing the way pet stores do business.

San Diego just became the largest of 31 cities to ban pet stores from selling pets that come from commercial breeders.

They are only allowed to offer “rescued” animals from shelters. It’s an effort to put commercial breeding facilities — often called puppy mills — out of business.

“Dogs are kept in tiny wire cages, sometimes only six inches from their tip of their nose to the cage, for the entire lives,” said Dale Bartlett of the Humane Society of the United States.

Some stores in San Diego are fighting the ordinance. Others say they’re making up for lost dog sales by focusing on supplies and adding profitable services.

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