The City Council did the right thing in voting to ban puppy mills in Burbank. It's not about being politically correct but about being humane and protecting the lives and well-being of innocent creatures.

I understand the possible difficulties in adopting from shelters, but there are plenty of great organizations like the MuttShack Animal Rescue, which sponsors rescues of beautiful, loving animals at Petco almost every week.

The minimal fees involved cover vaccinations and other medical checks the pets have already had, so they come to you healthy, loving and grateful.

I've adopted three small dogs in this way over the years and have never regretted it. With so many terrific organizations out there rescuing dogs and cats of almost every imaginable breed, why look elsewhere?

Venla Makela
Burbank