TN: Help stop puppy mill sales in Memphis

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Urge your representatives to enact a humane pet sales ordinance.


On Tuesday, March 2, the Memphis City Council will vote on a lifesaving ordinance that would prohibit Memphis pet stores from selling commercially bred dogs and cats.

If enacted, this measure will help put an end to the suffering of countless animals in substandard breeding facilities and reduce killing in our shelters by shrinking the retail market for milled pets - while increasing adoption opportunities for homeless dogs and cats.

Tennesseans have made it clear that they do not support puppy and kitten mills. That's why Franklin and Metro Nashville are among more than 380 cities, counties and states that have already passed laws to ban the retail sale of pets sourced from commercial breeding facilities. Now Memphis is poised to do the same. 

TAKE ACTION: You can help make this important proposal a reality! Urge your local officials to enact a humane pet sales ordinance now. 

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