New El Paso Ordinance of puppy & kitten sales

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by greyhorsewoman, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Endless Mts, NE PA

    Quote: New El Paso city ordinances take effect
    by Marty Schladen \\ El Paso Times
    Posted: 01/03/2011 08:02:24 AM MST

    Most provisions of a sweeping ordinance meant to reduce the number of pets killed at the Animal Services Shelter took effect Saturday.

    Among the most controversial requirements of the new law is that puppies and kittens younger than a year can't be sold for a profit. The requirement effectively prohibits pet stores from selling dogs and cats, which some animal-rights advocates say are bred under inhumane circumstances.

    Animals younger than eight weeks can't be given away except to the shelter or to an approved animal welfare organization. And animal welfare organizations must spay or neuter all animals older then four months before transferring them to someone else.

    I am not a fan of puppies and kittens being sold at commercial pet locations, however, this seems a bit an overkill for the general sale of dogs & kittens (when/how do you determine they are being sold for a 'profit?')
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Yeah, its an overkill for a well meaning way of curbing the population of unwanted animals.

    Well if they can put some yearly fees on keeping breeding or unfixed animals, that might help to pay for the upkeep. My town has already enforced that and the pet ads has gone down to a reasonable number down to one column in the paper.

    Sad, isn't it?
  3. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Quote:One more example of the poor excuse for government we so often experience.

    A local pet store here brings in dogs and cats from the local Humane Society, or some such, and the "price" is the charge for shots and neutering and such. There may be something tacked on for the pet store, I don't know, but it can't be much, and they have nice cages and such for them, in addition to exercising them regularly. You get some basic info about the animal, like age, personality, training, etc. I see no problem with this. I wonder if an operation like this would be forced to stop with such an ordinance in place, especially if the pet store recovers some of its expenses in the fee.
  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    So what does that do to reputable breeders? After raising just the one litter of puppies, if I included an hourly wage for taking care of them, then I sold them at a huge loss. They left my house crate trained, dewormed, dew claws removed and health checked, all shots current.

    If breeders have to raise their puppies for a full year that effectively shuts them all down.
  5. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
    I think the forces of evil are starting to take over.

    Nobody, including me, wants to see animals suffer. But you watch, in the future sometime there will not be enough pets to go around and there will be a big black market in puppies and kittens.
  6. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Quote:Or we'll all be out there trapping the feral ones and bringing them in the house.

  7. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Quote:I agree that this is the way we are headed. [​IMG]
  8. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    so you can't sell for a profit or give away except to certain baby animals are of no value and you can't give them homes...sounds like a wonderful plan...wonder how long this law makes it. I guess everyone meets at the city line and has a big animal swap
  9. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
  10. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    Animals younger than eight weeks can't be given away except to the shelter or to an approved animal welfare organization

    This has peta stamped all over it. I don't like it.​

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