Demand that Arkansas pet stores sell animals from animal shelters instead of breeders

  • by: Ben Martin
  • target: Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas General Assembly, Arkansas

Each year, animals shelters are forced to put to sleep about 2.7 million dogs and cats in the U.S., while pet stores make a huge profit from selling dogs and cats bred in puppy mills across the country.  

We can help put an end to this crisis by no longer allowing puppy mills to make money off of Arkansas consumers.  We need to set an example by saying no to puppy mills. We need to clear out our shelters by only allowing pet stores to sell dogs and cats who desperately need homes. 

Phoenix, Beverly Hills, and about 60 other cities across the U.S. have all passed laws making it illegal for pet stores to sell any cats or dogs that don't come from a shelter or rescue. 

The ramifications of this are incredible! These cities have struck a huge blow against the puppy mill and animal trafficking trade. They have given stray dogs and cats a chance to have a real life and to find a forever family. 

Please sign this petition to urge Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas General Assembly to follow the lead of these animal-loving cities and institute a statewide law requiring that any cat or dog sold in a pet shop come from a shelter or rescue. Just imagine how many animals we would be able to save if we had a requirement like this. And perhaps it would encourage other states to pass similar laws, or even pave the way for a federal law.

Each year, animals shelters are forced to put to sleep about 2.7 million dogs and cats in the U.S., while pet stores make a huge profit from selling dogs and cats bred in puppy mills across the country.  

We can help put an end to this crisis by no longer allowing puppy mills to make money off of Arkansas consumers.  We need to set an example by saying no to puppy mills. We need to clear out our shelters by only allowing pet stores to sell dogs and cats who desperately need homes. 


Phoenix, Beverly Hills, and about 60 other cities across the U.S. have all passed laws making it illegal for pet stores to sell any cats or dogs that don't come from a shelter or rescue. 

The ramifications of this are incredible! These cities have struck a huge blow against the puppy mill and animal trafficking trade. They have given stray dogs and cats a chance to have a real life and to find a forever family. 

Please follow the lead of these animal-loving cities and institute a statewide law requiring that any cat or dog sold in a pet shop come from a shelter or rescue. Just imagine how many animals we would be able to save if we had a requirement like this. And perhaps it would encourage other states to pass similar laws, or even pave the way for a federal law.

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