If you haven’t already heard, the Richmond City Council has put forth an amendment to ban the sale of dogs in Richmond’s pet stores! It was an emotional and productive committee meeting on Monday night when Councillors made the ethical choice to amend the business bylaw and stop the sale of dogs in retail outlets. However, the work is not over. This Tuesday evening, we need your support at the full Richmond City Council meeting to ensure this proposed amendment becomes an actual amendment and we save so many dogs from puppy-mills and/or abandonment.
Please join us and attend this council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12th at 7:00 PM at Richmond City Hall. If you already have an ‘Adopt, Don’t Shop’ or ‘Puppy Mills Bite’ tags or any other items that show your support for the puppy sale ban, please wear it on Tuesday night. We need to show council that we are with them on this ban and they have our support. See the agenda here. Note, it may not be posted quite yet.
I hope you can attend this meeting and help us usher in animal welfare history in the making.
Animal Welfare Advocacy Coalition (AWAC)
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead
P.S. The Richmond city clerk has posted the minutes to the Oct. 4th meeting. You can view them at here. It’s a good read, and a narrative of our efforts.