Advocacy Alert

Oklahoma: Protect Puppies and Your City's Rights!

Oklahoma: Protect Puppies and Your City's Rights!

Update—June 4, 2019: Good news, advocates. The Oklahoma State Legislature has adjourned without passing S.B. 950. Thank you to all of you who spoke up on this issue.

As you may know, most puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills, cruel breeding facilities that prioritize profit over the health and well-being of animals. Dogs in these operations are often kept in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions without adequate veterinary care, food, water or socialization.

To date, over 300 local governments across the nation have enacted laws to keep cruelly bred puppies out of their community’s pet stores

Senate Bill 950 would have stripped local governments of their ability to make these important decisions and instead empower bureaucrats in Oklahoma City to decide what is best for your community.