Nineteen dogs rescued from Lake Worth breeding operation

August 22, 2014

By Anne Geggis, Sun Sentinel

WEST BOCA — — Walking into a backyard breeding operation in Lake Worth last week, Alan Gould first saw three penned Labradors clamoring for attention, their ribs visible.

And then he noticed the smell.

"It was pretty horrific," said Gould, who runs the Darbster Foundation, an animal welfare organization with his wife, Ellen Quinlan. "These dogs had never been bathed."

Randolph looks to ban local ‘puppy mills’

By: CLAIRE KNAPP Contributing Writer

August 12, 2014

For years, people in Randolph have liked to call their community a place “where life is worth living,” and they have been intent on maintaining that status for animals as well as people.

A new ordinance introduced at the July 31 meeting of the Township Council is aimed at doing just that.

Local Puppy Mill Laws on the Rise in NY, but Are Using USDA’s Weak Standards

Last week, lawmakers in Nassau County, New York—the western portion of Long Island—passed an ordinance to regulate the county’s pet stores and breeders beyond what state law requires. While we’re always glad to see local governments taking the time to address the issue of puppy mill cruelty, the new Nassau ordinance is similar to the one passed recently in neighboring Suffolk County in that it doesn’t do nearly enough to protect animals and consumers.

ASPCA Calls for Comprehensive Puppy Mill Reform as Long Island Bills Fall Short

NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is urging New York municipalities to consider more effective, targeted approaches when cracking down on unregulated pet dealers in the wake of recently-passed legislation in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. In January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo enacted a state law authorizing local governments to regulate pet dealers at the local level. Yesterday, Nassau County became the third municipality to do so, after Suffolk and Albany Counties passed pet dealer laws in June.

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