Saving Lives in Canada

The city of Kingston, Ontario only allows the sale of dogs, cats, and kittens in pet stores if they've been rescued from shelters or other animal welfare groups.

The city of Kingston, Ontario only allows the sale of dogs, cats, and kittens in pet stores if they’ve been rescued from shelters or other animal welfare groups.

PawsUpPaws Up!
To the City of Kingston, Ontario, Canada for banning the sale of cats, dogs, and rabbits in commercial pet stores.

According to a news story, “The city is moving ahead with a new bylaw to ban the sale of unsourced cats, dogs and rabbits in commercial pet stores. It would make Kingston only the third Ontario city to enact such a ban.”

Pet stores will be allowed to sell cats, dogs, and rabbits that are spayed/neutered and come from animal shelters and rescue groups.

Many animals sold in pet stores come from commercial breeding operations, also known as puppy mills. As more communities realize that purchasing animals from puppy mills is inhumane, more pet stores will support adoptions of animals from shelters and rescue groups. It’s a win for all the animals whose lives might otherwise have been lost.

Take Action: Residents of Kingston, contact your mayor and city council members and thank them for their actions. Residents of other communities, find out what plans your representatives have for protecting the animals in your community.

One Response to “Saving Lives in Canada”

  1. Youth Trapping Program Okayed, Pet Sales Banned—What is Happening with Animal Welfare in Ontario? | One Green Planet Says:

    […] One of the latest stories to come out of the providence is the ban on selling dogs, cats and rabbits in all pet stores in Kingston. This has proved to be a huge animal welfare win as Kingston is now one of three Ontario cities to enact such a ban, according to the National Humane Education Society. […]


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