California will start banning the sale of puppy mill dogs, cats, and rabbits in all stores, enforcement begins in 2019

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A good step forward for the humane treatment of pets in California, a new law was just passed that will ban sales of puppy mill dogs, cats, and rabbits in California. Enforcement will begin January 1st, 2019.  The fine if caught is only $500, so the law isn’t as strong as it really needs to be but it is a good step in the right direction. For more info CLICK HERE.

 

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Another way to memorialize your pet in Orange County

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I found this story in the OC Register, I’m wondering, is this something you would be interested in doing when you pet passes? CLICK HERE for the full article.  Or read below:

Posted on October 6th, 2017 in the OC Register:

When my pets pass on, going to the Rainbow Bridge where, the story goes, they feel no pain and are happy and healthy, whatever ills worried them on Earth gone. There they wait for their people to join them.

It’s a story many of us pet people cling to. I certainly do because, in the words of Will Rogers,  “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” (Although I have no doubt there are dogs in heaven. Because, by its very definition, heaven has to include my beloved dogs.)

Grieving for a pet can be just as emotionally tough as grieving for a person. Some people say it’s tougher. One reason it can be so difficult is that not everyone understands how much pets mean to us. Sometimes we look for any avenue that will offer solace. We talk to like-minded friends and family members (if we are lucky enough to have them), perhaps write about our pets or spend hours looking at photos and videos of them — anything to ease the pain.

The Register is offering another way for you to remember your pets. Starting Oct. 30, the Register will print pet obituaries online and in the newspaper’s Local section monthly. The obituaries will be part of pages devoted to animals in need of homes, advertisements featuring animal products and people who work with animals. Obituaries will also run on Nov. 27 and Dec. 18.

In addition to the print and online obituaries — including a photo of your pet — you will receive a plaque honoring your animal friend. Cost is $125. More information is available by calling 714-796-6723 or emailing mgarcia@scng.com. Or send a check, photo and your written obituary to The Orange County Register, attention: Mabel Garcia, 2190 S. Towne Centre Place, Anaheim, CA 92806.

It’s just another way to remember your beloved pet.

-Maryanne Dell