Although your shopping may be a pleasure there, Publix is reminding shoppers that pets aren’t allowed in its grocery stores.
Publix put up new signs in store entrances to remind customers that animals aren’t welcome inside — with one exception.
The signs cites federal law indicating only service animals are permitted in grocery stores.
In a statement Publix says such animals can’t ride in a shopping car or wheelchair basket.
Emotional support animals are also banned and the grocery chain says shoppers who bring them in will be escorted out of the store.
One reason: hygiene issues — what can happen when untrained animals make contact with food in the supermarket.
Your canine may be cute, but the supermarkets don’t want your darling dog in a grocery cart, or anywhere else inside for “Cleanup in Aisle 3.”
Publix says this is not a new rule — just a visible reminder at the store entrance. The rules also are also posted on the Publix website under Animal Policy.