. The Las Vegas City Council today all authorized a three-month moratorium on accepting or processing organisation license applications for animal shops that offer pets or felines.
The relocation comes 2 weeks after the council opted to repeal an ordinance that would have banned pet stores from selling dogs, cats or pot-bellied pigs unless they were obtained from a shelter or not-for-profit organization.
That ordinance, which was supposed to go into result in January, would have affected and possibly shuttered 2 existing companies– Puppy Shop at Rancho Drive and Craig Road and Petland Las Vegas in Boca Park.
The moratorium is designed to keep the state of pet stores in the city status quo till city personnel and the council can execute and authorize a replacement regulation that attends to issues raised by the repealed one.
Inning Accordance With Business Licensing Supervisor Mary McElhone, one person with a canine training license has expressed interest in broadening into selling pets.
She said the moratorium sends the message that the city is dealing with a brand-new regulation related to animals and individuals should be wary about investing time and resources into something they might not be able to launch.
Councilman Steve Seroka said a replacement ordinance being drafted will be more thorough than the one it is created to change. “It is sophisticated and will attend to numerous areas, consisting of animal well-being, purchaser well-being, education, earnings and enforcement,” he stated.