Advocacy Alert

New York: End Puppy Mill Cruelty in the Empire State

New York: End Puppy Mill Cruelty in the Empire State

New Yorkers 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.

New York has one of the country’s highest number of dog retailers. At any given point, there are approximately 2,000 puppies for sale throughout the state. Pet shops often source their puppies from out-of-state, low-welfare, commercial breeding facilities (a.k.a. puppy mills), then offer them up to unsuspecting customers as healthy, high-quality puppies from responsible breeders. This practice is deceptive and leaves families to bear the costs associated with this cruel industry.

California and Maryland have already paved the way to help end puppy mill cruelty by banning the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores. New York now has the chance to do the same.

What You Can Do

This is a huge moment for puppy mill dogs, and they need your voice. Please speak up for this important measure by using the form below to contact your Assemblymember and Senator—ask them to support and pass this bill during the 2019 session.

Thank you, New York!