For the first time in two years, Jeanne O'Neil left her picket sign at home Saturday. Instead of protesting near the local Petland store, she and other demonstrators are celebrating.
The lone franchise here decided last week to close because of a proposed city ordinance aimed at stores that might sell puppies and kittens from unscrupulous breeders.
Austin is at the forefront of efforts by cities around Texas to step up scrutiny of unregulated commercial breeding operations, which activists call "puppy mills."
Check out the rest of Erin Mulvaney's story in The Dallas Morning News...