Buffalo Grove looks to ban the retail sale of dogs, cats at pet stores

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (WLS) -- The village board in northwest suburban Buffalo Grove will decide Monday whether to ban pet stores from selling cats and dogs.

As of now there are no pet shops in Buffalo Grove that do and the village wants to keep it that way.

Trustees on Monday said they will approve an ordinance prohibiting the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores, a move supporters say targets puppy mill operation, the Daily Herald reported.

Under the proposed ordinance stores would still be allowed to sell fish, hamsters and reptiles, as well as host adoption events.

The ban would follow a moratorium passed in October on the retail sale of dogs and cats at pet stores. The moratorium is set to expire in July.

Buffalo Grove board members will meet Monday night at 7:30 p.m. at the village hall on Fifty Raupp Blvd.
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