Daily Archives: March 3, 2020

Norridge bans “puppy mill” sales of pets

Sale of “puppy mill” animals are now banned in Norridge

Village allows pet stores to sell animals only from nonprofit rescues and small breeders

The Village of Norridge has passed an ordinance that bans the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits from commercial breeders in pet shops.

Sales from breeders are allowed only if they have a USDA class A license and possess “no more than 5 female dogs or cats capable of reproduction in any 12 month period”.

The ordinance allows the unrestricted sale of pets from humane/rescue organization such as the Garrido Stray Rescue Foundation, and animal control centers.