Senator Gounardes Co-Sponsors Legislation Prohibiting The Sale of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits at Retail Pet Shops

Albany, NY; March 18, 2019—Today, State Senator Andrew Gounardes (SD-22) released the following statement announcing his Co-Sponsorship of Senate Bill S4234, prohibiting the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits by retail pet shops and authorizing collaboration with entities to provide space to showcase cats or dogs for the purpose of adoption:

“It’s time we cut the supply chain to these horrible puppy mills off at the root. It is widely known that dogs, cats, rabbits, and other animals at puppy mills are mistreated and often develop long-term behavioral and physical problems as a result of abuse.  Animal shelters across New York State are ready, willing, and able to assist with the adoption of healthy, happy pets to families who will welcome them to a warm and loving home. This piece of legislation will ensure our furry, four-legged friends are never again subjected to the cruelty of the puppy mill supply chain.”

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