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New York State Residents and Animal Advocates: New York Senate Bill S 3753

Message from CAPS NY Director Barbara Dennihy:
PLEASE HELP ! HELP ! HELP ! THIS IS IT!

NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS and ANIMAL ADVOCATES

THIS IS IT!!

Thank all of you for helping move New York Senate bill S 3753 forward. This bill is going for a full senate vote SOON.
This is the New York State senate bill that will lift the preemption in NYS Agriculture law that FORBIDS municipalities from enacting a better standard of care on pet dealers in our communities.

If this legislation (SB 3753 and AB 740) becomes law, then the licensing system established under state law will no longer be the preeminent law. Localities would be free to pass their own law.
They could require additional licensing, impose a better standard of care than state law now requires, or ban the sale of companion animals to combat puppy mill abuse altogether. 
No out-of-state PUPPY MILLS can supply puppies to retailers, especially those with USDA violations. 
Giving puppies in their care exercise, proper socialization, veterinary care when needed.

These are things LOCAL government can now enact on pet dealers if they chose to once the preemption is lifted.

The senators listed below need to hear from all of us via phone call and email ASAP! ASAP! ASAP!
Please politely ask them to support and pass senate bill S 3753.
Politely tell them local communities should be allowed to ask pet dealers to have a higher standard of care then New York State law now requires.
Remind them local communities know what is best for their area and should not be prevented from doing what they feel is best to improve the quality of life for residents. 
Thank them for their consideration
Below is the list of senators that need to hear loud and clear please pass along to everyone you know!!

Dean Skelos majority leader CHAIR 
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(516) 766-8383

Tom Libous's VICE CHAIR
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(877) 854-2687

John J. Bonacic
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(845) 344-3311

Neil D. Breslin
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(518) 455-2225

David Carlucci
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914-941-2041

Martin Malavé Dilan
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(718) 573-1726

Adriano Espaillat
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518-455-2041

Hugh T. Farley
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(518) 885-1829

John J. Flanagan
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631-361-2154

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.
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516-882-0630

Michael Gianaris
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718-728-0960

Kemp Hannon

Ruth Hassell-Thompson
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(718) 547-8854

Liz Krueger
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(518) 455-2297

William J. Larkin Jr.
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(845) 567-1270

Carl l. Marcellino
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(516) 922-1811

George D. Maziarz
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(716) 434-0680

Velmanette Montgomery
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(718) 643-6140

Michael Nozzolio
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(315) 568-9816

Kevin S. Parker
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(518) 455-2580

Bill Perkins
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212-222-7315

James L. Seward
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(607) 432-5524

Andrea Stewart-Cousin
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(914) 423-4031

David J. Valesky
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(315)-478-8745

Kenneth P. LaValle
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(631) 473-1461

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