Pet store

This handout photo provided by the Agriculture Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services shows an inspection of a dog kennel in Lancaster, Pa. (AP Photo/Agriculture Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services)

USDA cracks down on Internet pet sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department is cracking down on dog breeders who sell puppies over the Internet, issuing new regulations that will force them to apply for federal licenses. The rules announced Tuesday would […]

09/10/2013

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police cruiser sits outside the Reptile Ocean exotic pet store in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada, on Tuesday, Aug.  6, 2013.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John LeBlanc)

Python’s strangling of 2 boys probed

TORONTO (AP) — A 100-pound (45-kilogram) python blamed in the strangling deaths of two Canadian boys apparently escaped from its enclosure, slithered through a ventilation system and fell through the ceiling into the room where […]

08/06/2013

Council bans sales on commercially bred pets

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council tentatively voted on Wednesday to ban pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits purchased from commercial breeders. Instead, pet stores would be able to obtain […]

10/25/2012

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