Advocacy Alert

New York: Keep Puppy Mill Cruelty Out of Pet Shops!

New York: Keep Puppy Mill Cruelty Out of Pet Shops!

Update—June 24, 2019: On Thursday, June 20, the New York State Legislature adjourned for 2019 before passing legislation to prohibit the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores across the state. However, there is much to celebrate moving forward. Legislative offices received an overwhelming number of calls and letters in support of the bill, which remains live through 2020. We will use the lessons learned this session to give our sponsors the support this bill needs to pass next year! We are also hearing rumbling about potential legislative hearings across the state this fall, so stay tuned for more information. Thank you to Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal for their hard work in raising awareness and moving this issue into the spotlight this year.  

New Yorkers, we have an opportunity to make a huge difference for pets this year by supporting a bill to prohibit the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores across the state. California, Maryland, and over 300 U.S. cities have already banned the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores.