HALLANDALE BEACH (CBS4) – The sale of dogs that come from puppy mills is now banned in the city of Hallandale Beach

The Hallandale Beach City Commission unanimously passed the ordinance Wednesday night. Retail store owners will now have to provide a valid certification of source for each animal.

Commissioners took up the issue after a citywide outcry which began two years ago. Officials hope the ban will encourage those seeking a family dog will consider adopting from the shelter.