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Buying a cat or dog in the city of West Hollywood may become a thing of the past.
In an effort to cut down on puppy mills, the West Hollywood City Council is considering banning the sale of cats and dogs, according to WehoNews.com.
The proposed legislation "could be the beginning of the end of puppy mills and it's happening in West Hollywood, one of the most progressive cities on animal welfare issues," Ed Buck, Director of Social Compassion in Legislation, told WehoNews.
City Council member Jeffrey Prang made the first announcement Wednesday in a brief mention on the City Council agenda for Feb. 1.
According to WehoNews:
The ordinance stems from an investigation of a West Hollywood pet store, Elite Animals near Hancock and Santa Monica Boulevard, which uncovered evidence they allegedly sold puppy mill dogs."
By stemming the sale of animals in pet stores, advocates hope more people will chose to adopt through pet shelters.