The city of Dania Beach has recently made a huge step forward in supporting animal rights by joining a number of nearby municipalities in banning the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores. Individuals in the area can now rest assured that pet store animals have either come from a shelter, rescue operation, or the Humane Society. Dania is the ninth city in Broward County to pass such a law, joining nearly 50 cities nationwide. While some consumers are aware of the horrors of puppy mills, many are not aware that pet store animals often come from these mills. City officials received public support from Hallandale Beach commissioner Michele Lazarow, who has championed the cause throughout Broward County over the years.