New law aims to improve animal care through mandatory license
Jun 7, 2011
New legislation in Wisconsin is making it a requirement that animal breeders be properly inspected and hold a license in order to sell dogs, according to a recent report from WQOW News.
"Any day that we are adopting out from today on [sic] has to have that certificate of veterinary inspection. It's a written statement from the vet that says that the animal is in good health and does not have any sort of transmittable diseases," Lindsey Sime, the kennel supervisor at Eau Claire County Humane Association, told the news source.
All breeders who sell 25 dogs or more per year must apply and be approved for a license. The hope is to improve the quality of care for many pets awaiting adoption or sale, according to the news outlet.
There are more than 77 million dogs and 93 million cats in the U.S. who have homes, according to the Humane Society. However, many more cats and dogs need homes and welcoming families. Spaying and neutering cats and dogs can help alleviate the problem of animal overpopulation.