Richmond City Council to discuss sale of dogs in pet stores

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Richmond City Council to discuss sale of dogs in pet stores

This is big news for people involved in animal rescue.

Received from the Animal Welfare Advocacy Coalition:

After three long years advocating for a ban on the sale of animals in Richmond’s pet stores, local rescue groups and animal welfare supporters will be attending and speaking at Richmond City Council’s General Purposes Committee (GPC) meeting on Oct. 4th at 4:00 PM in the Anderson Room of Richmond City Hall. Read the meeting agenda.

We need you to attend this committee meeting and show your support. We are told that the more individuals that attend the meeting and indicate support to stop dog sales in pet stores, the more city council will take this issue seriously. Please make a point to set aside time to attend this meeting. We know for sure now that this item will be on the agenda!

Also, if you would like to speak in support of this issue during the Committee meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 604-276-4297. (If you cannot attend this meeting, please email mayorandcouncillors@richmond.ca with your words of support.)

Furthermore, supporters will be gathering in the Richmond City Hall courtyard at 3:00 PM on Oct. 4th for a ‘Meet & Greet’ and to exchange words of good cheer! Beginning at 3:15 we will pass out “Adopt don’t Shop” tags to show that you support the ban, and we’ll make our way to the council meeting at about 3:40 pm. I am really hoping you will be there to help make history in Richmond BC as the first city in Canada to ensure that puppy mills are NOT supported by animal sales in our city.

If you have questions, email me (Christie Lagally) at christielagally@gmail.com or call Helen Savkovic at RAPS at 604-275-2036 (Tues. – Sat.). Together we can change the lives of homeless animals in Richmond today and prevent more homelessness in the future.

As of this writing, the discussion of this issue is the first item on the agenda for the meeting. More information about the issue can be found on Christie Lagally’s website and in the pdf available via the City’s agenda page.

[crossposted on Examiner.com]


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