COLUMBUS, Ind. — Columbus has authorized banning pet outlets from promoting cats, canines and rabbits.

Columbus Metropolis Council voted 5-2 Tuesday to approve, on second studying, an ordinance that institutes the ban. Republican councilmen Frank Miller and Tim Shuffett voted in opposition to the ordinance. Additionally they did so on the first studying of the ordinance in March.

The ordinance states that no pet store “shall promote, ship, provide on the market, barter, public sale, give away or in any other case switch or get rid of cats, rabbits, or canines.”

Pet outlets are allowed to collaborate with Animal Care Companies or rescue teams and supply area for these teams to “showcase adoptable canines, rabbits and cats,” in keeping with the ordinance. Nevertheless, the pet store won’t have any possession curiosity within the animals supplied and won’t obtain a price for offering the area.

Animal Care Companies basic supervisor Nicohl Birdwell Goodin stated that the ordinance is a recommended greatest follow and acknowledged that 375 localities throughout the nation have handed related laws.

For extra on this story, see Thursday’s Republic.



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