Headlines California Bans Pet Shop Sales of Non-Rescue Animals Published 3 years ago on October 16, 2017 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet The law covers dogs, cats and rabbits. California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a statewide ban on the sale of non-rescue, non-shelter dogs, cats and rabbits from pet stores, The Mercury News reports. California is the first state with such a requirement, according to the newspaper. Individual cities, however, have enacted such rules. The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council had urged Brown to veto Assembly Bill 485. “Assembly Bill 485 reverses California’s tradition of leading the nation in pet and consumer protections,” PIJAC President Mike Bober said in a press release Friday. “It also strips consumers of many pet store protections, risks hundreds of jobs, and reduces pet choice.” Advertisement Bober said the amendment left consumers without proper protections, exempting pet stores from warranty laws, consumer information requirements, fines and other important regulations. The Mercury News quoted Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, saying the law is “a big win for our four-legged friends, of course.” “But also for California taxpayers who spend more than $250 million annually to house and euthanize animals in our shelters,” said O’Donnell, author of the bill. “I am very grateful for the strong support we received from animal-lovers across the state and from Social Compassion in Legislation, the bill’s sponsor.” The provisions of the law go into effect on Jan. 1, 2019, The Mercury News reports. Advertisement Read more at The Mercury News Related Topics:Legalpet businesses in CaliforniaPIJAC click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Pet Stores These 11 Indies Fight to Keep Pets and People Alike Healthy Statement on The Heroes Act Provisions From Mike Bober Promoted Headlines Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Are You Ready For Adventures Beyond The Backyard? Tall Tails Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Columns9 hours ago 5 Ways to Prepare Your Salon for the Holidays Trace's Store School10 hours ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Press Releases22 hours ago EQyss Starts Producing Human and Pharmaceutical-Grade Hand Sanitizer True Tales3 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns7 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Trace's Store School10 hours ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 America's Coolest2 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Trace's Store School2 weeks ago Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular True Tales3 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns7 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Columns1 week ago 5 Consumer Behavior Trends Reshaping Holiday Shopping Candace D'Agnolo1 week ago Complete These 7 Important Tasks at Your Pet Business Before the End of 2020 Headlines7 days ago Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Photo Gallery3 days ago 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Pet Stores Behind the Pages1 week ago Podcast: Should You Carry Poop Bags Featuring the Faces of Donald Trump and Joe Biden?