The council of Toronto then voted that pet stores could only sell animals that came from reputable breeders or shelters. Finally, the city took the next step, and now absolutely no dogs or cats will be sold. Instead, pet stores will now take in homeless animals from shelters or rescue societies and offer them up for adoption.
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Also, by allowing pet stores to house homeless animals and put them up for adoption, Toronto is helping end the problem of animal homelessness. Many people argue that it is more humane to adopt an animal that needs a home, rather than waiting to buy a puppy from a breeder. Toronto is making it easier for people to adopt, and is making the practice more accessible for everyone.
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Since the November raid, the OSPCA has been operating the Toronto Humane Society and recently re-opened it for adoptions. Accusations of abuse at a shelter can cut both ways for animal welfare groups in general, Morris said. People who complained about the shelter tend to be grateful for the intervention; but tales of abusive shelters can turn other people off from adopting shelter pets or supporting their local shelter.
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