New York: Urge Your Legislator to Shut Down the Puppy Mill Pipeline

NY A.4283/S.1130 - End the Retail Sale of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits in Pet Stores
ASPCA Position: Support
Sponsors: Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal

Update—May 10, 2022: Great news! Today, the State of New York moved one step closer to ending the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores: S. 1130 has made it through the Senate! The bill also passed in the Assembly Codes Committee, but we still need the Assembly to take further action before this bill can become state law. Email your assembly member below to help advance the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill!

The Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill will end the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet shops, making it harder for puppy mills to profit in the Empire State.

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Right now, out of state puppy mills ship their puppies via a pipeline of middlemen to New York pet stores, where they are marketed as healthy puppies from responsible breeders. But puppy mills make money by breeding dogs over and over in cruel conditions, selling huge numbers of puppies to pet stores. It’s a cruel and broken system made possible because, in New York State, it’s still legal to sell cruelly bred dogs and cats in pet stores.

What You Can Do

  1. Please use the form below to send an email to your state legislators asking for their support of the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill (A.4283/S.1130)!
  2. After you send your letter, please place a call to the Assembly Switchboard, (518) 455-4100, to be directed to your state assemblymember's office, and politely ask for their support. Whether you reach a live person or a voicemail, simply say:
    “Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME], and I am calling from [YOUR TOWN]. I am calling to ask my assemblymember to cosponsor and pass the NY Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill, A. 4283. This bill would end the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in NY pet stores, and cut off the flow of cruelly bred puppy mill puppies into NY State. Thank you.” 

Thank you, New York.

Questions? Email us at grassroots@aspca.org