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Oceanside the next city to ban animal sales?

City has support of the Humane Society

After months of protests and city council consideration, the City of San Diego moved last month to ban the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in a commercial setting. Now, a similar movement is brewing in Oceanside, and the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA is drumming up support.

“I am writing to ask for your support in helping Oceanside ban the sale of puppies/dogs, kittens/cats and rabbits in retail establishments, similar to the ban recently passed in San Diego,” writes Humane Society president and CEO Gary Weitzman in a mass e-mail sent out last week. “This is an important issue and one that impacts homeless animals in shelters and rescue animals everywhere.”

Included in the e-mail is a sample letter the Humane Society is suggesting that supporters copy, paste, and pass along to Oceanside elected officials. The group hopes to see an agenda item regarding the proposed ban on the agenda at an upcoming September 25 city council meeting.

In addition to shutting down so-called “puppy mills,” notorious for inhumane treatment of animals and as breeding grounds for disease, such a bill could make good business sense for Weitzman.

Oceanside in June approved a contract to pay the Humane Society a minimum of $2,571,056 to outsource animal control services for three years, continuing a longstanding relationship. The group has a similar arrangement with the City of Vista. One could assume that a lack of retail pet outlets would drive increased adoption rates at the Humane Society-operated area shelter.

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After months of protests and city council consideration, the City of San Diego moved last month to ban the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in a commercial setting. Now, a similar movement is brewing in Oceanside, and the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA is drumming up support.

“I am writing to ask for your support in helping Oceanside ban the sale of puppies/dogs, kittens/cats and rabbits in retail establishments, similar to the ban recently passed in San Diego,” writes Humane Society president and CEO Gary Weitzman in a mass e-mail sent out last week. “This is an important issue and one that impacts homeless animals in shelters and rescue animals everywhere.”

Included in the e-mail is a sample letter the Humane Society is suggesting that supporters copy, paste, and pass along to Oceanside elected officials. The group hopes to see an agenda item regarding the proposed ban on the agenda at an upcoming September 25 city council meeting.

In addition to shutting down so-called “puppy mills,” notorious for inhumane treatment of animals and as breeding grounds for disease, such a bill could make good business sense for Weitzman.

Oceanside in June approved a contract to pay the Humane Society a minimum of $2,571,056 to outsource animal control services for three years, continuing a longstanding relationship. The group has a similar arrangement with the City of Vista. One could assume that a lack of retail pet outlets would drive increased adoption rates at the Humane Society-operated area shelter.

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