Monday, 27 June 2011 20:00

Puppy mill sales ban in the works

CAPS President Deborah Howard spoke at the hearing for this ordinance. CAPS is working with Legislator Jon Cooper to help draft the ordinance.

Publication/Event date: 2011-06-22

Publication name: Times Beacon Record

URL for more info: http://www.northshoreoflongisland.com/Articles-i-2011-06-23-88718.112114-sub18235.112114-Puppy-mill-sales-ban-in-the-works.html

Summary:
Legislation introduced by Majority Leader Jon Cooper (D-Lloyd Neck) would ban the retail sale of puppies from puppy mills, thus compelling pet stores in Suffolk to sell only dogs that come from animal shelters, rescue organizations or responsible, county-based breeders that can show the puppies' mother is on the premises.

Violators would be fined $500 or $1,000 per puppy, according to a draft of the legislation.

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Related articles:
Riverhead Patch: Animal Advocates Support Ban of Puppies for Retail Sale
Riverhead Local: Three hour hearing on puppy sales ban: to be continued
Publication/Event date: 2011-06-16

Publication name: philly.com

URL for more info: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/pets/With-a-new-watchdog-in-the-Capitolmusings-on-a-decade-of-dog-law-.html

Summary:
Back in the dark of ages of Pennsylvania dog law (circa 2002), long before Oprah Winfrey catapulted the state and its infamous "puppy mills" onto the world's stage, a small band of women set out to find out why so many breeding dogs were suffering in filthy kennels.

They quietly but persistently sent email requests for documents and questioned why inspection reports noted repeated violations yet so little had been done to hold the breeders accountable.

They asked then-gubernatorial candidate Ed Rendell if he would do something to help. He promised he would "immediately redress the problem" if elected.
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