- Associated Press - Sunday, March 27, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Palm Beach County Commission has directed its legal staff to look into restricting the sale of dogs and cats at pet stores.

The Palm Beach Post reports (https://bit.ly/1MseGDk) In January, in Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Puppies North closed down after a circuit judge tossed a lawsuit by the pet store and upheld the city’s ban on sales of dogs from puppy mills.

The closing was believed to be a first by any U.S. city.

A 2010 Palm Beach Post investigation found that at least 2,500 puppies were delivered to Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties from out-of-state breeders in an 11-month period. Roughly one in three of those came from breeders or distributors cited for problems by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees wholesale dog breeding.

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