The Georgia State Senate is considering a harmful bill, S.B. 418, that would strip towns of their authority to ban the sale of cruelly-bred dogs in their local pet stores.
Most puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills, cruel breeding facilities that prioritize profit over the health and well being of animals. Dogs in these operations are often kept in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions without adequate veterinary care, food, water or socialization.
Over 240 localities across the nation—including 8 in Georgia—have enacted their own local laws to keep cruelly-bred puppies out of their pet stores and instead promote the adoption of dogs and cats from rescues, humane societies and shelters.
If passed, S.B. 418, would invalidate existing local bans, prevent other communities from passing similar laws, and roll back the progress we’ve made toward minimizing puppy mill cruelty in Georgia.
Please help stop this harmful bill by emailing your state senator today!
Six and a half years. That’s how long Bruce had been waiting at LifeLine’s Avondale shelter to find his perfect family, and that’s a very long time to wait.
Beyond his extreme patience, Bruce was a very special case in other ways. It was challenge to find a forever home for him because Bruce needed to be an “only dog,” and, on top of his dog aversions, he was selective with his people. But to those whom he connected with, Bruce was a big-hearted love chunk who simply needed the “right” people. So for six years, LifeLine waited with him while Bruce held out for his happy ending.