They don't have a pet store, but the city council in the small Boone County town of Fraser has decided to ban retail pet sales anyway.
A City Council member, Amy Laube, works for the Humane Society in Boone. According to councilman Steve McClain, she headed the drive to get the council to pass the ban as part of the "Bail Out Benji" movement to end so-called "puppy mills" in the state.
The ordinance is modeled after laws in California that ban retail sales of all pets.
In addition to not having any pet stores, the city of Fraser has few people. The 2010 Census showed the community with only 102 people.