A step in the right direction for Ottawa!
CANADIAN CITIES THAT HAVE BANNED RETAIL PET SALES:
Rosemont-La Petite Patrie, QC
Mount Royal, QC
New Westminster, BC
** Puppy Mill Seizures in Alberta **
PET STORE FACTS:
Reputable breeders cannot and will not sell to pet stores or they will have their breeding accreditation revoked.
Most of the animals in pet stores are from substandard mills and backyard breeders – even if the pet store promises otherwise. Pet stores do not provide information about the breeders they purchase from nor will they provide accurate information about the history of each pet.
There are NO standard/regulations for pet stores to adhere to. It is misleading to imply that they are.
There are many successful retailers in Calgary that cater to the pet industry that have made the ethical decision not to sell pets, but to partner with a local Rescue organization instead.