Seminole County Bands The Retail Sale of Dogs And Cats

Seminole County Bands The Retail Sale of Dogs And Cats 

Posted: 5:46 am Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

By MelissaOnK923

Seminole County made a huge law today regarding animals. They posted the below photo to their social media accounts stating “TODAY: The Seminole County Board of County Commissioners adopted an ordinance prohibiting the retail sale of cats and dogs.

The intent of this Ordinance is to prohibit the retail sale of commercially bred dogs and cats from “puppy mills” and “kitten factories.” These facilities often house animals in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions without adequate veterinary care, food, water, and socialization, which allow for heritable and congenital disorders; the spread of infectious diseases;
and environmental contamination, any of which may be present immediately after a sale or not until several years later.

The ordinance encourages consumers to obtain dogs and cats from shelters, such as Seminole County Animal Services, animal rescue organizations, or hobby breeders thereby saving animals lives and reducing the cost to the public of sheltering and euthanizing animals.”