And for good reason.
Huntington Beach, West Hollywood, Glendale and Hermosa Beach have all taken steps to ban retail sales of pets, meaning stores must get their stock from shelters and other rescue operations for resale.
One only needs to recall the proliferation of those bright pink vans advertising “topless maids” to recognize the importance of creating a united front when it comes to regulations and restrictions. With Los Angeles considering a similar ban on puppy and kitten mills, Burbank surely doesn't want to be the dumping ground for another city's discarded problems.
And besides, with so many shelter animals needing a home, it's the humane thing to do.