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California: Help stop cruel puppy mills


Photo by Meredith Lee/The HSUS

The California Senate is considering a bill that would prohibit the sale of puppy mill puppies in pet stores. The bill, which already passed the Assembly, is set to be the first state law in the nation requiring pet stores to only source from shelters and rescues.

AB 485 would cut off the puppy mill-pet store supply chain and prevent consumers from being duped into supporting cruel puppy mills and ending up with sick and behaviorally challenged puppies. The bill would also prohibit the sale of commercially raised cats and rabbits. This important legislation would promote shelters and rescues by encouraging adoption and lessen the burden on shelters that take in pet store dogs, cats and rabbits.

Please speak out today to help animals suffering in puppy, kitten and bunny mills.

TAKE ACTION
Please take a moment to call your state senator and urge support for AB 485. Look up your legislator's phone number. You can say, "I'm your constituent, and I'm calling to urge you to support AB 485 to protect dogs and consumers from cruel puppy mills."

After your call, use the form below to send a follow-up message. Editing your message will help it stand out.

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Your Message

DearSenator,

As a constituent, I am writing to urge you to support AB 485 to prohibit the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores.

AB 485 would cut off the puppy mill-pet store supply chain and prevent consumers from being duped into supporting cruel puppy mills and ending up with sick and behaviorally challenged puppies. The bill would also prohibit the sale of commercially raised cats and rabbits. This important legislation would promote shelters and rescues by encouraging adoption and lessen the burden on shelters that take in pet store dogs, cats and rabbits.

Puppy-selling pet stores adhere to an outdated and socially unacceptable business model and are an outlier in their own industry. The vast majority of California pet stores already do not support puppy and kitten mills.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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This action alert is for U.S. residents. International advocates, please visit Humane Society International.