We all love our pets...so very much. Some have adopted, some have not....I do not know the ins and outs of all the rules of shelters in different states. I know ours. I also know if one had a chance to adopt from a pet store OR a shelter you are doing BOTH a favor. Pet mills=pet stores, abused (in the same or different, HOWEVER to me abuse is a abuse )=shelter...to me love is love and its all saving a wonderful pet. Okay now let me have it.