Atlanta, Ban Puppy Mill Sales in Your City!
Update—October 24, 2018: We are pleased to report that the measure to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats in Atlanta’s pet stores unanimously passed the Atlanta City Council Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee. The full City Council is expected to hear this measure in early November, and Councilmembers need to hear your voice of support today. Please see action steps below!
The Atlanta City Council is poised to make a historic decision that could improve the lives of suffering animals. Hundreds of other towns and cities in the U.S. and Canada have already passed similar retail pet sales bans—Atlanta should be next!
Most puppies sold in pet stores come from commercial breeding operations, which are designed to prioritize profit over the health and welfare of animals. Dogs at these facilities are often kept in crowded, unsanitary conditions without adequate access to veterinary care, food, water or socialization. Dogs kept captive in these conditions produce puppies who may suffer health and behavioral problems that are not often disclosed to buyers–often leaving the people who buy these puppies left to bear financial loss and heartbreak.
If this legislation passes, it would keep cruelly bred puppies out of Atlanta’s pet stores for good.
What You Can Do
Your voice can make a huge difference in this fight, so please use the form below to send an email to the Atlanta City Council to let councilmembers know that you are an Atlanta resident and that you urge the Council’s strong support when the measure comes before them for a full vote in the coming weeks.
Thank you, Atlanta.