All pets should be spayed and neutered. People should be required to pay for a license just to own a pet. Just because a pet is chipped doesn't mean that they can be traced back to the owner, especially if the owner doesn't register the chip # and doesn't register addresses when they move.
Stricter regulations in owning a pet is a must as there just isn't any common sense left in people and most who get a pet or multiple pets don't know what they are doing.
Stricter penalties for puppy millmill owners
Don't allow pet stores to sell puppies
Expensive breeders licenses and stricter regulations (this could go through the AKC possibly for breeders if the pups are to be registered)
As an animal welfare advocate I can go on all day about this. The unfortunate part is that the local governments can't afford to enforce such rules. It's up to people who love animals and neighbors who care what is going on in their community to step up, take pictures and turn these people in. If a person is banned from having pets, believe me they will once again get a pet even though it's illegal. Such a sad circle that just never ends.