If lawmakers have their way, there may be a ban on certain animals that can be sold at local pet stores including dogs and cats.  New York state has proposed legislation to stop pet stores from selling dogs, cats and even rabbits. According to News 10 ABC, the bill is an attempt to change pet stores from selling animals from puppy mills and filling them with rescue animals up for adoption.

California has already passed a similar bill. The New York state one is written closely after the west coast one. Animals in pet stores may look healthy but legislators and animal rescue officials say that they could have severe internal defects because they come from puppy mills that are constantly breeding dogs and cats.

If the bill passes, the pet stores would be filled with thousands of rescue animals in need of loving, caring homes. This way, you would know about the animals up for adoption and help them find forever homes.