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Pets Prohibited: Publix Introduces Signs Requesting Customers to Leave Dogs Outside



Pets Prohibited-publix Introduces Signs Requesting Customers to Leave Dogs Outside

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.

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