This is really big news! Macerich, a US shopping center developer with 70 malls across the US (including Southern Hills in Sioux City, Lindale in Cedar Rapids and Southridge in Des Moines) is banning the sale of pets in their malls. Here is a link to the story: Breaking News.
Here is a link to the Macerich website. If you have time please send them a Thank You! Send a brief note to their Executive Vice President of Real Estate, Randy Brant, at email@example.com. Please also show your support by frequenting these malls when possible.
This is very important and will no doubt have a domino effect on other malls. Those malls that currently allow pet sales need to hear from us; the public. We must tell them in words and with our shopping dollars that we will not support them as long as they allow the sale of pets.
If you know of a store that sells puppies, please print this news article and deliver it to them along with a respectful request to ban pet sales.
This is one of the best ways to fix the puppy mill problem....eliminate the outlet! Very good news!!
Mary LaHay, President
Iowa Voters for Companion Animals