Mall chain replacing pet stores with adoption centers
Few things were more scarring as a child than when my family would visit a mall and come across a pet store selling dogs, cats, and various other animals.
The sounds iminating from those poor animals hoping to be adopted is one that stays with you forever. That’s what makes a new initiative by a mall chain so encouraging.
As part of a continued campaign to transition from pet sales to adoptions, the parent company of one of Phoenix’s major mall operators said it will not renew any leases with pet store owners who sell puppies and kittens.
Macerich, owner of Westcor malls in the Phoenix area, said retailers have been told to move to an adoption model or find a new place to do business.