Florida: Shut Down the Cruel Puppy Mill Pipeline!

FL H.B. 45/S.B. 1138—End the Retail Sale of Dogs
ASPCA Position: Support
Sponsors: Rep. Sam Killebrew; Senator Jason Brodeur

Update—April 30, 2021: Unfortunately, Florida’s Legislature has adjourned for the year. Thank you for all of your efforts to shut down the puppy mill pipeline into Florida this year.

Did you know that there’s no state law in place to prevent pet shops in Florida from selling puppies who have been trucked in from cruel, out-of-state puppy mills? Even though 75 Florida communities have outlawed this practice, selling cruelly bred puppies in pet stores is still legal throughout most of the Sunshine State.

But it doesn’t have to be this way when many better options exist for finding your next pet—including working with local, responsible breeders or adopting from a shelter or rescue organization.

It’s time to stop importing cruelty into the Sunshine State. Help shut down the puppy mill pipeline into Florida by supporting H.B. 45/S.B. 1138 during the 2021 Florida legislative session.