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Dogs, cats, other animals can no longer be sold in Clark County pet stores

Andrea Smith
Associated Press

A new Clark County ordinance goes into effect on Wednesday which bans the sale of certain animals in pet stores.

Retailers will no longer be allowed to sell dogs, cats, rabbits or pot-belly pigs. The ordinance instead encourages pet stores to partner with animal shelters and rescues to take the animals for adoption.

Clark County commissioners unanimously voted to approve the ordinance last year.

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Stores that violate the ordinance could face a fine of $500, or a maximum fine "amounting to the sale price" of the animal.

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