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Henderson City Council Bans New Retail Stores Selling Puppies, Kittens, and Rabbits

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, March 6, 2024 12:04 pm

Henderson, NV – On Tuesday afternoon, the Henderson City Council voted unanimously to pass an ordinance prohibiting the opening of new retail stores selling puppies, kittens, and rabbits within the city limits.

Public Input and Council Decision:

  • The decision followed a lengthy public comment period where residents voiced their opinions on the proposed ordinance.
  • Mayor Michelle Romero expressed her support for the ordinance and proposed an evaluation of its effectiveness after six months.
  • The council ultimately passed the measure with a unanimous 5-0 vote.

Addressing Shelter Crisis:

  • This action comes amidst a crisis at the Las Vegas Valley’s largest animal shelter, highlighting the need for solutions to address pet overpopulation and the burden on shelter resources.

Existing Businesses and Relocation:

  • Three existing businesses that fall under the scope of the ordinance will be grandfathered in and allowed to continue operating within the city.
  • While these businesses are permitted to relocate, they will not be allowed to be sold as retail pet businesses.

Looking Forward:

  • The council’s decision demonstrates their commitment to exploring solutions to the pet overpopulation issue and supporting the well-being of animals in the community.

Credits: Fox5Vegas

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