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Pupdate: No dogs turned in over weekend

Pupdate: No dogs turned in over weekend | Animals | Scoop.it
PLATTSBURGH — Despite widespread rumors, no more puppies were turned in to Plattsburgh City Police on Saturday or Sunday."We're hoping people may have
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San Diego Bans Pet Stores, Promotes Adoption

San Diego Bans Pet Stores, Promotes Adoption | Animals | Scoop.it
Stores will now have to get kittens, puppies, and rabbits from area shelters and rescue groups. (RT @Petfinder_fnd: Way to go San Diego!
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Animals Taking Over Social Media

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Social Media - If you spend time on social media, you know that the digital world loves animals. Whether the animal is cute, ugly, or grumpy, no one minds. Here's a look at ...

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Don Dea's curator insight, August 6, 2013 2:16 AM

The reasons for the popularity of animals on social media are simple:

  • Animals are cute. (Yes, goats and snakes are cute to some people.)
  • Content featuring what animals might be thinking lends itself to being shareable.
  • Animals with personalities are just hilarious.



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Deborah Howard Takes on Puppy Mills and Pet Stores - People Magazine

Deborah Howard Takes on Puppy Mills and Pet Stores - People Magazine | Animals | Scoop.it

Deborah Howard was on her way into an Atlanta mall in November 1989 when she passed by a pet shop displaying adorable puppies in the window. After stepping inside for a closer look, she realized what she was seeing wasn't so adorable after all.


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City Council Votes to Ban Sale of Puppy Mill Pets by LA Stores

City Council Votes to Ban Sale of Puppy Mill Pets by LA Stores | Animals | Scoop.it

After a 12-2 vote Wednesday by the Los Angleles City Council, LA is poised to become the largest US city to ban the sale of commercially bred pets. Because the vote to ban the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits purchased by pet stores from commercial breeders was not unanimous, a second vote on the ordinance will be held next week. That vote will only need a simple majority to confirm the Council’s decision on the ban.

The proposed ban is meant to diminish the market for puppy and kitten mill pets and, at the same time, encourage shops to carry adoptable pets from shelters. Under the proposed law, pet stores will be able to obtain animals from the city’s animal shelters or from humane societies registered with the city’s Department of Animal Services. Individuals will be allowed to purchase pets directly from breeders.

The penalty for a first time violation of the ban would be $250, with the fine going up to $1,000 for a third strike. Some pet shop owners are vocally opposed to the ban....


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