Rutherford County, TN - A new ordinance in the Town of Smyrna prohibits the retail sale of dogs and cats... That was Town Attorney Jeff Peach. The new ordinance does not negatively impact any current stores in Smyrna...
Ordinances like the one in Smyrna are focused on curbing the number of so-called puppy mills...Thousands of puppy mills across the U.S. are shutdown annually because unethical breeders are raising animals in brutal environments. In some cases, female dogs are kept caged their entire lifespan for the sole purpose of breeding...
Individual breeders will not be hurt by the ordinance, according to Peach... That new ordinance that bans the retail sale of dogs and cats is in effect now in Smyrna. Read or download the ordinance HERE.
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