Update—December 19, 2019: The New York City Council passed Resolution 798, which urges the New York State Legislature to pass (and the Governor to sign) legislation that would prohibit the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores across the state. This will send a strong message to Albany that New York City voters want to keep puppy mill puppies out of our pet shops. Thank you to everyone who spoke up against puppy mills and pet store cruelty!
The Empire State has one of the highest concentrations of pet stores in the nation, with about 2,000 puppies for sale in our pet shops at any given time. Behind nearly every one of these sales is a tragedy: the success of a puppy mill—a cruel factory for mass-producing dogs—that’s reaping a heartless profit.
California, Maryland and over 300 U.S. cities have already banned the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores. New York could be next!
What You Can Do
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