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Introduction

In July of 2019 the City of San Antonio conducted a survey on pet sales regulations.  Over 3,200 responses were received, with over 80% of respondents indicating they agree or strongly agree that breeding animals for the sole purpose of selling pets contributes to the problem of too many loose and unowned dogs and cats within San Antonio.  Nearly 80% of respondents indicated they would support the City of San Antonio creating laws that prohibit selling dogs and cats that did not come from an animal shelter of nonprofit rescue group.  The full results of that survey are available here:  https://www.saspeakup.com/Speak-Up/Survey-Details/ArtMID/27435/ArticleID/16132/The-Future-of-Pet-Sales

The City already has laws in place to ensure individuals go through a permitting process to sell animals, and that those animals are treated humanely with adequate medical care.  To address the feedback provided by the survey, the Animal Care Services Department has drafted several proposed ordinance changes, including stronger regulations for businesses and enhanced penalties for all who violate pet sales regulations.  Your feedback is needed to ensure these specific changes are broadly supported by residents.  Thank you for sharing your input!

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* 1. Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements:

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Minimum fines should be raised from $100 to at least $500 for all individuals convicted of pet sales violations in San Antonio. 
Pet shops should not sell a dog or cat, unless the dog or cat was obtained from an animal shelter.
Pet shops should not sell a dog or cat, unless the dog or cat was obtained from an animal control agency. 
Pet shops should not sell a dog or cat, unless the dog or cat was obtained from an animal rescue organization.
Pet shops should be required to issue a written statement to the purchaser indicating where the dog or cat they are selling was acquired from.
Pet shops should be required to issue a document to the purchaser verifying the animal is microchipped.
Pet shops should be required to issue a bill of good health to the purchaser verifying the animal is free of common internal parasites or has been recently treated.
Pet shops should be required to issue a bill of good health to the purchaser verifying the animal is immunized against common diseases.
Pet shops should be required to recommend the purchaser take their pet for a visit to a veterinarian promptly after purchase.

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* 2. What other feedback, if any, do you have for the City regarding the sale of pets?

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* 3. What is your City Council District?

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* 4. What is your age group?

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* 5. What is your gender?

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* 6. What is your ethnicity?

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* 7. Which of the following topics are you interested in receiving future information on? (can select multiple)

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* 8. What is your full name?

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* 9. Can we provide email updates? If so, please share your email address.

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* 10. Can we provide text updates? If so, please share your phone number.

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* 11. Can we call you? If so, please share your phone number.

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* 12. Can we send you mail? If so, please share your mailing address.

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