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Montgomery County Passes Law to Crack Down on Puppy Mills

Lawmakers applauded for steps to increase adoptions of homeless animals

The Montgomery County Council has unanimously passed a bill to help crack down on the sale of puppies from commercial puppy mills in pet stores. Wayne Pacelle, CEO and president of The Humane Society of the United States issued the following statement:

“Montgomery County has taken the stand that it will no longer allow the continued sale of puppy mill dogs who come from a life of misery, while their tax dollars are spent sheltering and euthanizing homeless dogs. We applaud the council for this unanimous vote in favor of animal protection.”

More than 70 localities nationwide, including Montgomery County and the cities of Chicago and Los Angeles, have restricted the sale of commercial puppy mill dogs in pet stores.

Media Contact: Cheylin Parker, 301-258-1505, cparker@humanesociety.org