Miami City Commissioners gave tentative approval to a six-month moratorium on selling dogs and cats as the city considers a permanent ban on selling animals commercially.
The temporary ban was put forth by Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez. Commissioner Suarez said the moratorium would impact 13 pet stores in Miami. The Miami Herald reported that no shopkeepers spoke during the meeting.
According to the Herald, Hallandale Beach Commissioner Michele Lazarow, who spoke in favor of the moratorium, said cities are taking the lead on dealing with pet stores because the federal government hasn’t addressed the issue.