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Rally for support of puppy mill sales ban

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Several people gathered Mondaynight at a rally before the Tucson City Council discusses a ban on puppy mill animalsbeing sold at local pet stores.

The city council will voteon this new ordinance on Tuesday, if approved the new law would make Tucson oneof only 40 cities in the U.S. with this ban.

Kozachik and the HumaneSociety of Southern Arizona held a pet adoption rally on Monday, hoping to getthe word out there that shelter dogs should take priority when adding a pet tothe family.  Kozachik said thousands ofanimals are euthanized every year, costing the tax payers millions, becausethese shelter animals are being overlooked for puppy mill dogs.  He said the ordinance would put an end tothose dogs being sold in pet stores in Tucson.

"As the momentumgrows about the puppy mills all over the Midwest, southwest and southeast, wehope to see them shut down," said Kozachik. 

"I think theseordinances won't end puppy mills by themselves, they won't end animal overpopulationby themselves, but they are an important step," said Dale Bartlett fromthe Humane Society of the United States.

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