A similar ban approved by the Glendale City Council last year will go into effect in September following an extensive outreach to affected stores.
Glendale joined other Southland cities, such as West Hollywood and Hermosa Beach.
Burbank officials are still hammering out the details of the city's proposed puppy mill ordinance, according to city spokesman Drew Sugars.
Three council members — Mayor Dave Golonski, Emily Gabel-Luddy and Jess Talamantes — plan to attend the weekend signature drive event, according to organizers.
Golonski, who has adopted two dogs in the past, said he didn't know organizers would be collecting signatures in support of the ordinance at the event, “but that's fine with me.”
In terms of his own support for a ban on the sale of animals from puppy mills, Golonski said he will voice his opinions next month.
“I'll make that decision when it comes to the City Council,” he said.
Animal advocates, such as Best Friends Animal Society — which is co-sponsoring the Burbank event with Rizzotti Real Estate — say dogs used for breeding in puppy mills spend their entire lives in small cages without adequate human interaction or veterinary care.
Each pet adoption at the Burbank event will cost $9. All pets will have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and come with a 30-day pet insurance policy.
Glendale's retail pet ban set to take effect
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