Mayor Ike Stage has opted not to veto or sign the pet-sale ordinance Grove City Council approved March 7, allowing the measure to become law.

Mayor Ike Stage has opted not to veto or sign the pet-sale ordinance Grove City Council approved March 7, allowing the measure to become law.

Though he previously had decided not to sign the ordinance, Stage took the full 10 days allowed by the city charter to consider whether to veto the measure.

"I think what changed my mind about vetoing the ordinance is that it's not effective until Jan.1 and I'm hopeful to be able to work with the chamber and council members to tweak and do some more work with the ordinance before January," he said.

City Council approved the ordinance by a 4-1 vote and four votes are needed to override a veto.

The new law will require pet stores to only sell dogs and cats they obtain from rescues, shelters and humane societies.

For more on this story, read the March 24 edition of the ThisWeek Grove City Record or check back to ThisWeekNEWS.com for updates.