Animal Advocates Radio

Voices Carry For Animals #340”on
Jan 27th @7:00 PM est

Hosted by Debbie Dahmer 

Guest will be: Kate MacFall– Florida State Director for The Humane Society of the United States

TOPIC: UPDATE: FL HB 849 & SB 994 Pet Protection- Preemption bill meant to protect and keep puppy millers in business

FL HB 849 -Pet Protection; https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/849

Requires licensure of pet stores; requires DBPR to adopt procedures for such licensure; regulates sale or transfer of household pets by pet stores; limits sources from which pet stores may acquire pets for sale; requires DBPR to conduct periodic inspections of pet stores & audit sales records; revises importation, sterilization, & reporting requirements of certain public or private entities.

SB 994: Pet Protection  https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/994 

Creating the “Florida Pet Protection Act”; requiring the licensure of retail pet stores; limiting the sources from which retail pet stores may acquire household pets for specified purposes; requiring the DBPR  to conduct periodic inspections of retail pet stores and to audit sales records; requiring the department to deny a retail pet store license under certain circumstances; prohibiting county and municipal ordinances and regulations from prohibiting or regulating the breeding, purchase, or sale of certain working dogs, etc.