(Original Post on Care 2 blog, "Breaking News: L.A. Passes Puppy Mill Law" by Sharon Seltzer)
It looks like Los Angeles County didn’t want to wait for a national or statewide puppy mill law to go into effect. On Tuesday the Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance to protect animals raised by breeders or kept in pet stores.
- Only breed dogs that are at least 12 months old.
- Keep puppies in their possession until they are at least 8 weeks old.
- Place pregnant dogs in separate living quarters at least three days before they give birth.
- Provide nesting boxes for mother dogs and their puppies.