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

This petition will be 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

    • Michael Adair TUCSON, AZ
      • about 1 month 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
      • about 1 month 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).

    • Diane Sayre TUCSON, AZ
      • about 1 month ago

      i have been involved in animal rescue for many years and I have seen many things done to and for animals. Stores selling animals here in Tucson are not appropriately inspected. Puppy Palace, a Tucson store, is known for selling sick animals, representing an animal as a

      pedigreed breed, when it is not. Many families heart have been broken because they get an animal from Puppy Palace only to have it die a week later. Puppy mills supply many pet stores. Pima County has a large number of puppy mills operating with no regulation. With no demand, there will be no supply. We will have to be ready for these mill owners to outright kill or simply abandon their dogs.

    • Ann Mosblech RONKONKOMA, NY
      • 3 months ago

      We need to stop the abuse. Please let's get this done.

    • Elena Seitz VISTA, CA
      • 4 months ago

      (1) I am an animal lover, an experienced dog and cat owner. (2) Puppy mills and backyard breeders are dangerous, ignorant, unconcerned about animal welfare, health, good breeding standards, living environment, or training--which causes and adds exponentially to problems. They also do not care who they sell to. (3) There are so many poorly trained, unwanted, neglected, and abused pets already. We do not need more. (4) Rescue organizations and human societies DO care, and pet stores should work with them instead. (5) Puppy mills need to be phased out throughout the U.S.


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