Three cheer for activists and city councilors in Austin Texas for taking taking a great step to propose the ban of the sale of puppies and kittens from pets stores. This move comes as the city is trying to convert their municipal animal shelter into a no-kill operation. See the news article.
Here in Richmond we already have a no-kill shelter because of a few dedicated individuals spend their days and night making that happen. Luckily, the Richmond Animal Protection Society has many supporters of their no-kill policy that make no-kill sheltering possible. However, currently that shelter is at capacity and selling more animals in Richmond is just unethical. We can’t put more pressure on our no-kill municipal shelter by ignoring their pleas for population control.