This is an amazing story about the
slow but steady triumph of the human spirit! In everyday lives, where people go
to work and do all of that crazy stuff that is foreign to our very nature, we
see a city judge of Phoenix, AZ rule that all pet-stores are required to carry
animals that came from shelters, where we see an alarming and overwhelming
number of animals put to rest every day because of lack of homes.
The Phoenix law says “pet stores may
only sell animals obtained from animal shelters or rescue organizations,”
according to documents in the court case.
It permits small-scale individual
breeders to sell dogs directly to purchasers. The ordinance also prohibits
carnivals and amusement parks from awarding animals as prizes, AZ Central reported when it passed.
By instituting such a change, we can
hopefully expect to see a drop in the rate of dogs and cats euthanized in
shelters daily, followed by these so called “puppy-mills” beginning to go out
And as you finish this article, just
stop for a second and ask yourself… What
is my role in all of this?