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.

Toms River Animal Control Officers Help Close Down Alleged Puppy Mill

Debbi Winogracki
Public Information Officer
Toms River Township
On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Toms River Animal Control officers, with the  assistance of the Toms River Police Department, obtained a search warrant to enter the premises at Picture Perfect Pets at 1765 Route 9 in Toms River, NJ. The search warrant was based on an anonymous complaint.

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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