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TOWN OF TRUCKEE <br /> California <br /> ORDINANCE 2016-01 <br /> AN ORDINANCE ADDING CHAPTER 8.02 OF THE <br /> TRUCKEE MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING PROHIBITION OF THE SALES OF DOGS AND <br /> CATS IN PET STORES <br /> WHEREAS, state and federal laws exist that regulate dog and cat breeders and pet <br /> stores that sell dogs and cats include: the Lockyer-Polanco-Farr Pet Protection Act (California <br /> Health & Safety Code, § 122125 et seq.); the Polanco-Lockyer Pet Breeder Warranty Act <br /> (California Health & Safety Code, § 122045 et seq.); the Pet Store Animal Care Act (California <br /> Health & Safety Code, § 122350 et seq.); and the Animal Welfare Act ("AWA") (7 U.S.C. § 2131 <br /> et seq.); and <br /> WHEREAS, the Town Council recognizes that, in addition to state and federal laws, <br /> the Town of Truckee has a local responsibility to promote animal welfare and encourage best <br /> practices in the breeding and purchasing of dogs and cats. The Town Council believes that a <br /> community that promotes animal welfare will be a healthier community; and <br /> WHEREAS, while the Town Council recognizes that not all dogs and cats retailed in <br /> pet stores are products of inhumane breeding conditions and would not classify every <br /> commercial breeder selling dogs or cats to pet stores as a "puppy mill" or "kitten factory," it is <br /> the Town Council's belief that puppy mills and kitten factories continue to exist in part because <br /> of public demand and the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Town Council finds that the retail sale of dogs and catsin pet stores in <br /> the Town of Truckee is inconsistent with the Town's goal to be a community that cares about <br /> animal welfare; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Town Council believes that a ban on the retail sale of dogs and cats in <br /> pet stores will promote community awareness of animal welfare and, in turn, will foster a more <br /> humane environment in the Town; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Town Council believes that a ban on the retail sale of dogs and cats in <br /> pet stores in the Town will also encourage pet consumers to adopt dogs and cats from shelters, <br /> thereby saving animals' lives and reducing the cost to the public of sheltering animals; <br /> The Town Council of the Town of Truckee Does Ordain as Follows: <br /> Section 1. <br /> Title 8 of the Truckee Municipal Code is hereby amended to add Chapter 8.02 to read <br /> as follows: <br /> Chapter 8.02 -- Retail Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet Stores <br /> 111 8.02.010 Definitions <br />