Public Hearings on CT Puppy Mills

by Associated Press
A A

 toolmantim, Flickr

A public hearing is set for cat and dog sales in Connecticut

A task force established by the legislature to study the sale of cats and dogs in Connecticut has scheduled its first public hearing.

The task force was a compromise as pet store owners fought lawmakers trying to ban pet shops from selling cats and dogs unless they're from a publicly operated animal control facility, an animal shelter or rescue group.

Advocacy groups want to reduce the demand for puppies from puppy mills by urging consumers to not buy food, supplies or toys from stores or websites that sell puppies.

A pet industry group supports a ban on the sale of dogs and cats from substandard breeding facilities

The task force is gathering information for proposed legislation next year. The hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Fairfield Public Schools Central Office.
 

Share

Tags

WFUV News and Public Affairs

From interviews with newsmakers to features about local issues, the WFUV News team keeps listeners informed about the Tri-State area. Learn more.
How are we doing? Take our WFUV News survey.