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Sarasota News Leader December 20, 2013 OPINION Page 70 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR NEWS LEADER LAUDED FOR PUPPY MILL ORDINANCE COVERAGE To the Editor: As a journalist and a 20-year member of Sarasota County's Animal Welfare Advisory Council, I thank you for County Editor Roger Drouin's excellent coverage of the recent County Commission meeting discussing the consideration of enacting an ordinance banning the local sale of puppy mill dogs (Dec. 13 issue). LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Sarasota News Leader welcomes letters to the editor from its readers. Letters should be no more than 300 words in length, and include the name, street address and telephone number of the writer. Letters should be emailed to If you (or the county attorney) would like to review the full verbiage of such bans currently working in 39 other areas — including nine in Florida — here is a link to those documents: Puppy-mill-initiatives/Fighting-Puppy-Mills/ Jurisdictions-with-retail-pet-sale-bans/. Charmaine Engelsman-Robins Sarasota, with "Letter to the Editor" in the subject line. Letters actually printed will be selected based on space available, subject matter and other factors. We reserve the right to edit any letters submitted for length, grammar, spelling, etc. All letters submitted become the property of The Sarasota News Leader. FREE SUBSCRIPTION Don't have your own subscription to The Sarasota News Leader? Subscribe for FREE and receive a weekly notification when the latest issue is available online.

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