BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — A Breckenridge woman has successfully lobbied four Colorado municipalities to ban pet stores from selling dogs and cats from puppy mills. Since June, five municipalities including Berthoud, Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon and Eagle have passed similar ordinances.
“If you don’t allow the pet stores to sell the puppies and kittens, then puppy mills have no place to sell their animals,” animal activist Joyce Cohen, of Breckenridge said.
Cohen says she has met with leaders in Fairplay, Silverthorne and Colorado Springs and they are considering a potential move.
A national group called the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council has opposed the latest Colorado ordinances.
President and CEO of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, Mike Bober, gave FOX31 the following statement: