Las Vegas, Nevada to Consider Reversing Pet Sales Restrictions

The Las Vegas, Nevada City Council is expected to consider reversing its pet sales restriction at its Wednesday, November 1st meeting. Area residents are strongly encouraged to contact the Las Vegas City Council to support Bill 2017-40, which would repeal the law prohibiting pet shops from selling or disposing of dogs, cats or potbellied pigs other than those obtained from an animal care facility or nonprofit animal rescue organization.

The Las Vegas, Nevada City Council is expected to consider reversing its pet sales restriction at its Wednesday, November 1st meeting. Area residents are strongly encouraged to contact the Las Vegas City Council to support Bill 2017-40, which would repeal the law prohibiting pet shops from selling or disposing of dogs, cats or potbellied pigs other than those obtained from an animal care facility or nonprofit animal rescue organization.

The American Kennel Club (AKC) emphatically supports freedom of choice in selecting a pet. AKC actively promotes efforts to ensure that people are educated, understand the demands of responsible ownership and have access to a pet that is right for them. AKC strongly opposes any measure that restricts choice by compelling people and/or retailers to obtain pets solely from shelter or rescue distributors.  

The Las Vegas law is similar to ordinances seen throughout the country, including in many localities that do not have pet shops, that is part of a radical, nation-wide agenda that seeks to limit animal breeding and sales.  For more information, read Why Pet Shop Laws Affect You

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Concerned area residents are strongly encouraged to contact the members of the Las Vegas City Council and express their support for the proposal and attend the public hearing on Wednesday, November 1st  to express their support in person.

Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman - officeofthemayor@lasvegasnevada.gov

Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian (Ward 1) - ward1@lasvegasnevada.gov

Steven Seroka (Ward 2) - ward2@lasvegasnevada.gov

Bob Coffin, Bill Sponsor (Ward 3) - ward3@lasvegasnevada.gov

Stavros Anthony (Ward 4) - ward4newsletter@lasvegasnevada.gov

Ricki Barlow (Ward 5) - ward5@lasvegasnevada.gov

Michele Fiore, Proposed the Bill, (Ward 6) - ward6staff@lasvegasnevada.gov

LuAnn Holmes, City Clerk - ldholmes@lasvegasnevada.gov

For more information, contact AKC’s Government Relations Department at doglaw@akc.org