Pima County Board of Supervisors and Tucson City Council: Ban sales of dogs and cats in pet stores
  • Petitioned Richard Miranda

This petition was delivered to:

City Manager
Richard Miranda
Pima County Supervisor District 1
Ally Miller
Pima County Supervisor District 3
Sharon Bronson
Pima County Supervisor District 4
Ray Carroll
Pima County Supervisor District 5
Richard Elias
Pima County Supervisor District 2
Ramon Valadez
Jonathan Rothschild
Councilor Ward 1
Regina Romero
Councilor Ward 2
Paul Cunningham
Councilor Ward 3
Karin Uhlich
Councilor Ward 4
Shirley Scott
Councilor Ward 5
Richard Fimbres
Councilor Ward 6
Steve Kozachik

Pima County Board of Supervisors and Tucson City Council: Ban sales of dogs and cats in pet stores

    1. Jesse Bannister
    2. Petition by

      Jesse Bannister

      Tucson, AZ

The sale of animals in pet stores encourages the continued existence of puppy and cat mills as well as animals who are genetically or physically defective. Stopping the sale of dogs and cats by pet stores will also help animal overpopulation and crowding in local shelters by encouraging more people to adopt animals and insuring that animals adopted are spayed and neutered.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Getting Rolling!

      Jesse Bannister
      Petition Organizer

      We're getting underway with our efforts. Met with another local activist on Saturday and are looking at the numerous ordinances already passed around the nation to get ideas of language and scope.

      Please make sure you sign the petition and share it widely! We'll post more information shortly about actual physical efforts in the area to spread awareness of the issue as well as gather more signatures for presentation to the City Council.

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    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Thanks for all you're doing! An Update

      Jesse Bannister
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to everyone who has taken time to sign the petition. There are a few developments to note as we reach 700+ signatures!

      First, I've increased the total number of signatures to reflect the great response we're getting both in the local area and from around the world. Thanks to everyone for sharing the petition and encouraging others to sign.

      Second, I've made contact with another local animal welfare activist and we hope to join forces on this issue. We'll be meeting this weekend to sketch out a plan of action to insure that your words and signatures are taken seriously by our elected officials and we are heard on this important issue. I'll post updates as we move forward. We are very confident we can make this happen!

      Thank you!

      PS: Take a look at this video about the puppy mill to pet store pipeline: http://youtu.be/j9eYRoufeCk

      Puppy Mills and Pet Stores

      ALL SPAM/UNSUPPORTIVE COMMENTS WILL BE REMOVED AND YOU WILL BE REPORTED** consider yourself warned! A look into the awful world of puppy mills. The video explains everything.

    5. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Julie Reichman TUCSON, AZ
      • 3 months ago

      I am a rescue dog owner and will never get a dog from a breeder or pet store. Banning sales in pet stores will help reduce overpopulation of unwanted pets who later will be killed ("euthanized").

    • Gwen Bercini VAIL, AZ
      • 3 months ago

      Pet Stores are not the solution for the over population of animals, they are the problem with encouraging breeders and backyard breeders. Shelters are full of unwanted dogs, many of these dogs bought from stores will end up there.

    • Cornelia Villalobos TUCSON, AZ
      • 5 months ago

      Because I want to put the entire greedy money making puppy mill industy out of business. We have to be a voice for all the suffering breeding dogs who must endure lifelong in abusive physical and emotional conditions.

    • Michael Adair TUCSON, AZ
      • 7 months ago

      I LOVE the Animal Kingdom !!!! We are here to make Sure they are Respected as ALL LIFE is to BE !!!!!!!!

    • Megan Wolf TUCSON, AZ
      • 8 months ago

      I work in animal rescue, and I am tired of our streets being full of strays, and our shelters being overcrowded! Until the animal population is down, there is absolutely no reason to be allowing people (especially irresponsible and unmonitored individuals) to breed dogs and sell them (through stores or other means).


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