The Humane Society of the United States, along with animal lovers and activists, celebrated the decision in Phoenix - but not everyone is cheering. Frank and Vicki Mineo, who own Puppies 'N Love pet stores, plan to appeal the ruling, complaining that the requirements will unfairly hurt their business, which buys from only "USDA licensed breeders."
Requiring pet stories to offer rescues helps save the lives of the millions of adoptable animals who are put down each year in overcrowded shelters. And, as we've all seen firsthand, when pet stores facilitate adoptions instead of selling animals, magical things can happen.
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