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Pet Store May Close Over Protests

A pet store in Austin was forced to close it’s doors, because of protests against puppy mills and Dallas stores could be next.

An investigation by the humane society alleges that more than 95 percent of Petland stores were cited by the U.S. Dept of Agriculture for basic care violations, such as housing sick animals, severely matted animals and rodent infestations. Petland says large retail pet shops scrutinize against questionable breeders, and protect agains puppy mills.  Now protestors are turning towards Petland stores in Dallas. A bill is scheduled to be introduced into the Texas legislature to put tighter regulations on pet stores, which would include licenses and fees for commercial breeders.