|Sent on:||Sunday, December 1, 2013 7:46 AM|
Several years ago, the New Orleans City Council unanimously passed a progressive animal "intact" permit ordinance and a breeder's licensing law. Everyone in Orleans parish who plans to breed their dog or allow their dog to remain unaltered has to first obtain an animal "intact" permit. This statute, in theory, will encourage more animals to be fixed and fewer breeders. The breeders ordinance requires breeders to register with the city and be assigned a breeder's registration number. This registration number must appear in any and all advertising materials (even ads in newspapers) as they relate to the selling of pets.
Unfortunately, there has been very lax enforcement of both of these ordinances, especially the breeders registration law. A local, long-time animal advocate, Nita Hemeter, is leading the charge to demand enforcement of the breeder's law and is circulating a petition that will be sent to the local newspapers, alerting them of the law and seeking their cooperation in requiring breeders to show proof of their registration/ identification number and have it appear in all ads, which the law requires.
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