Pet Store owner refuses to follow law banning sale of animals
[trib_ndn vid=25135042]SAN DIEGO – A pet store owner who refuses to follow a recently passed city law is in trouble with animal control officers.
“We have to record this, because we know this is bogus,” said Salinas. “They’re strong-arming me, telling me I have to do business in a certain way. That is not our business model.”
Salinas’ store is allegedly in violation of a newly passed puppy ordinance, prohibiting any commercial sale of dogs, cats, or rabbits, unless the animal came from a local animal shelter.
The ordinance passed July 23 and was signed into law by then Mayor Bob Filner. It became effective September 4.
Following a complaint lodged against San Diego Puppy, animal control officers visited the store Wednesday…
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