Indian River bans sale of some dogs, cats from puppy mills or cat factories

Indian River bans sale of some dogs, cats from puppy mills or cat factories

Indian River County voted  on Tuesday in the fight against puppy mills.

An ordinance was passed Tuesday. County commissioners voted to ban the sale of dogs and cats at pet stores after a number of animals nearly died. Commissioners looked at other jurisdictions and even spoke with the U.S. Humane Society about the ordinance.

The ordinance, which passed unanimously, does allow people to buy a dog or cat through a non-profit rescue organization, an animal shelter, or the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County, but not from a broker or puppy mill.

The ordinance takes effect immediately.

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