Message from CAPS NY Director Barbara Dennihy:
New York State Animal Advocates: The bill has passed, the bill has passed!
The NYS Senate Bill S3753 allowing local municipalities HOME RULE on pet dealers in our communities PASSED!
THANK YOU ALL for being part of this life changing bill.
ALL your phone calls, emails, prayers made the passage of this bill possible.
Puppy mill dogs, pet shop puppies and consumers will all benefit from the passage of this bill.
Thank you to Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal and her staff, Senator Mark Grisanti and his staff.
Without their commitment to animal welfare this bill would have never been.
Please, please send them a thank you email!
We now need Governor Cuomo to sign this bill into law.
Still have much more work ahead of us on a local level, but not today.
Today we CELEBRATE!
Lauren here from Assemblymember Rosenthal's office. As I am sure you have all heard by now, Assemblymember Rosenthal passed A.740-A last night in the Assembly. We have all been working really hard to get this bill through because it will restore municipality's authority to regulate pet dealers, and ultimately help put an end to puppy mills. Assemblymember Rosenthal and Senator Grisanti are dedicated to passing this bill and making it law, but we have just heard that there is a group of Republican senators who are working to block the bill. The fate of this bill is in serious jeopardy.
At this point, we really need to mobilize. We are working on our end to head this off, but we need to generate tons of calls into Senate offices starting now. I know you have all been emailing and using FB and Twitter and for that we cannot thank you enough, but we need calls and we need them now.
If there is any group that can do this, I know that it is this one! You are some of the most dedicated advocates for animal rights we have ever worked with. We need your help now. Please share this email with your friends wherever they live and ask them to make calls as well.
If you have any questions, please call me at 212.873.6368 or email me back here.
Thank you in advance for helping to put an end to puppy mills by making this bill law!
Lauren Schuster, Esq.
Chief of Staff
Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal
230 West 72nd Street, Suite 2F
New York, NY 10023
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