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Publication/Event date: 2014-01-09
Publication name: Press Release
URL for more info: http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/010913-pet-dealers-in-ny
Summary:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to help protect the health and safety of dogs and cats across New York State by authorizing local municipalities to adopt more stringent laws to regulate pet dealers.

“The legislation announced today is a win for those individuals and communities across the state that have fought for the health and safety of animals under the care of pet dealers,” Governor Cuomo said. “While existing state law will be upheld, today’s legislation will give support to the many local municipalities that want to ensure stronger safeguards are in place to protect the animals in their communities.”

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Wednesday, 08 January 2014 13:43

Urgent Action for NYS Residents


THE GOVERNOR NOW HAS UNTIL JANUARY 10th TO SIGN THE PUPPY MILL BILL INTO LAW!

It is more critical than ever that the governor hears from animal advocates like you. Will you **call** Governor Cuomo at (518) 474-8390 and politely urge him to sign the pet dealer bill into law?

You can simply say: “I am a constituent and I would like to urge Governor Cuomo to sign A.740-A/S.3753-A into law.”

We’ve worked so hard to get this bill this far. Please help us get it signed into law! Time is running out!
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Publication/Event date: 2013-12-29
Publication name: The Boston Globe
URL for more info: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/south/2013/12/29/animal-protection-advocate-from-hull-expanding-reach/ao5Xjz5MGsF3tMOMn4AKVL/story.html
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RESCUE MISSION: Deborah Howard is seeking local help in preventing cruelty to animals in pet shops and the so-called puppy mills that supply them.

Howard founded the Cohasset-based Companion Animal Protection Society in 1992, and has since taken her fight nationwide. Though the pet-store issue isn’t as big in Massachusetts (there are no pet shops in Boston, she said), there are chain pet stores in communities across the area, and she’d like to launch protests there.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-12-16
Publication name: Mission Times Courier
URL for more info: http://scoopsandiego.com/mission_times_courier/community_news/judge-denies-request-to-temporarily-lift-ban-on-san-diego/article_7e21073c-66bd-11e3-a711-001a4bcf6878.html
Summary:
The city of San Diego can continue to enforce its ban on the retail sale of pets while a lawsuit against the ban makes its way through court, a federal judge ruled Friday.

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013 21:57

'Puppy mill’ law wins first round

Publication/Event date: 2013-12-16
Publication name: U-T San Diego
URL for more info: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/dec/16/sd-puppy-mill-ban-wins-first-round/
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The legal battle over whether retail stores in San Diego can sell dogs and cats is underway and the city won the first round.
A federal judge has denied a request by pet shop owners for a temporary restraining order that would have prevented the city from enforcing the new law until their litigation is settled.

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013 14:35

Puppy Parlor Lies to a Judge

Publication/Event date: 2013-12-10
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/puppy-parlor-lies-to-a-judge
Summary:
Tammy Coglianese, owner of Puppy Mill Parlor recently had a protester served with a restraining order.  She lied to a judge to get it.  While Coglianese, her employees, and friends lie - to the Lisle Police, Lisle’s Mayor, Village Manager, Trustees, the Dept of Agriculture, and potential customers - and get away with it; lying to a judge is a different story.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-11-27
Publication name: Opposing Views
URL for more info: http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/san-diego-pet-shop-sues-city-and-animal-activists-over-ban-puppy-sales
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A formal complaint has been filed in federal court on Nov. 25 by the owners of San Diego Puppy, Inc., a retail pet shop located in the city of San Diego. The suit attacks the citywide ban on the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits at pet stores, which was passed on July 10, 2013.

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Publication/Event date: 2013-11-07
Publication name: Chicago Tribune
URL for more info: http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-78090393/
Summary:
After months of deliberation and fact finding, Highland Park City Council has approved a text amendment to the city’s zoning code. The omnibus vote came on October 28th with the Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 150, Article II of the “City of Highland Park Zoning Ordinance of 1997,” as Amended, Regarding the Definition of “Kennel”. “This is a huge win for my great little city”, said Dawn LoCascio. “I am told that in addition to the text amendment change that limits kennels from large-scale breeding, pet stores are prohibited from selling dogs and cats by Special Use Permit in the City of HP.”

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Thursday, 31 October 2013 09:18

Real Horror Here Folks...

Publication/Event date: 2013-10-30
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/real-horror-here-folks
Summary:
Little Shop Of Horrors,  Puppy Mill Parlor in Lisle.  The back room is filled with dogs in cages that never go outside.  Ever.  The screaming alone in this place would make any person’s skin crawl.  I heard it just last week when a kid, oh around 15 years old, had the back door open.   Imagine how scared the dogs are.  How much blood has been wiped up in that back room?   How many dead dogs have been in that back room?   They have scary days everyday.   Everyday is a nightmare.  Everyday is worse than yesterday.  Everyday is Halloween for them.

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The Companion Animal Protection Society is eagerly awaiting for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign A.740-A/S.3753-A. Local governments in New York State will finally be allowed to regulate pet dealers and fight the puppy mill cycle in their neighborhoods. The bill will close a gap in state law that left animals and consumers unprotected. For far too long, municipalities have been unable to fight puppy mills through meaningful legislation.

Thanks to A.740-A/S.3753-A, municipalities like New York City will be able to enact ordinances banning the retail sale of pet shop puppies, kittens, and rabbits and requiring stores to offer only shelter or rescue animals for adoption. CAPS' New York director is already working with legislators in Suffolk, Nassau, and Westchester counties to draft ordinances.

CAPS, along with other animal advocate groups, worked hard to get this bill through the NYS legislature. Local communities demanded the ability to regulate pet dealers in their backyards and A.740-A/S.3753-A is the answer. Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and Senator Mark Grisanti demonstrated their commitment to animal welfare by making this landmark bill possible.
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