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
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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