December 16, 2010; Source: Community Impact | The Austin City Council has passed an ordinance banning the sale of pets purely for profit. To sell a pet in Austin you must be a registered nonprofit or you will face a fine of $200. This is, the article reports, part of Austin’s plan to become a “no kill” city. The last retail pet store in Austin closed in August. Interesting—a no-profit zone where the sale of pets is concerned.—Ruth McCambridge
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Ruth is the founder and Editor Emerita of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Her background includes forty-five years of experience in nonprofits, primarily in organizations that mix grassroots community work with policy change. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Ruth spent a decade at the Boston Foundation, developing and implementing capacity building programs and advocating for grantmaking attention to constituent involvement.