Las Vegas pet store ban–Passed January 6th
This ban passed allowing 2 years to get into compliance.
City of Las Vegas
Las Vegas City Council Meeting January 6th at 9am
Bill No. 2015-98 – ABEYANCE ITEM – For Possible Action – Prohibits pet shops from selling or disposing of dogs or cats other than those obtained from an animal shelter, nonprofit humane society or nonprofit animal rescue organization. Sponsored by: Councilman Bob Beers and Councilman Bob Coffin [NOTE: This item will come forward to City Council as a First Amendment, with a change in the title and summary. The summary has been changed to read: Prohibits pet shops from selling or disposing of dogs, cats or potbellied pigs other than those obtained from an animal shelter, nonprofit humane society or nonprofit animal rescue organization.]
See here: agenda #40
Talking Ponits :
- Pet Store Puppies only account for 3% of the puppies acquired in the United States
- Pet Stores are permitted, inspected, licensed and pay taxes.
- Las Vegas residents have the right to make the decision to purchase an animal from a store or an shelter.
- Pet Stores sell purebred animals
- Las Vegas residents should have the opportunity to choose what type of dog to be a part of their family.
- Limits the choices of specialty breeds available.
- Threatens current or future business from operating in Las Vegas.
- When a pet is purchased at a pet store it leaves a paper trail of where that animal was obtained.
Please contact city council immediately!
Las Vegas City Council Ward 1 Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian (702) 229-6405