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  • Council will vote on puppy sales ban

    Puppy mill prisons came into existence soon after World War I when farmers had lost most of their crops to drought. The farmers simply used their chicken coops and rabbit hutches for the dogs. Today, puppy mills are overseen by the United States Department of Agriculture.
  • Buy puppies direct from approved breeders

    I have been following the evolving accounts about the Burbank “puppy mill ordinance” and support it without grandfathering in existing pet stores. I'm a 38-year Burbank resident, and over those years purchased purebred puppies from breeders...

    There's no guarantee from kennel club

    With all of this talk of cities banning the sale of mill-bred puppies at pet stores, it left me wondering what sort of reassurance I have when purchasing a pet. If I buy a dog with American Kennel Club (AKC) registration papers, does this guarantee the...

    The Valley Line: LA Chamber Orchestra celebrates Lunar New Year

    The Valley Line: LA Chamber Orchestra celebrates Lunar New Year
    As I write this column it is a foggy morning with a hint of chill in the air. Thank goodness, at last it feels like February should. Since last chatting with you, Valentine’s Day has gone by, as has the Westminster Kennel Dog Show in New York City....