The Empire State Should Do Right By Dogs

ASPCA Puppy Mill Raid

Earlier this week, legislators in Suffolk County, New York—which occupies the eastern half of Long Island—passed a local ordinance regulating the sale of puppies in pet stores, becoming the first locality in the state to take advantage of a recent change to state law that allows municipalities to regulate pet dealers. While New York State finally allows local governments to enact and enforce tougher laws on pet stores, they cannot enact outright bans on the sale of puppies.

Delray Beach considers ban on sale of pets from 'puppy mills'

By Marisa Gottesman, Sun Sentinel

June 17, 2014

Delray Beach may be the latest South Florida city to join the pack on banning the retail sale of dogs from so-called puppy mills.

On Tuesday night, Delray commissioners will consider giving preliminary approval to a law aiming to curb the practice, which it defines in an ordinance as: a facility where dogs are bred for the purpose of being sold where several substandard conditions take place.

NC House amendment takes aim at puppy mills

Posted on June 14, 2014 by Carrie Eidson

Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after the North Carolina House passed a budget amendment to expand the definition of dealer in the Animal Welfare Section to include commercial dogs breeders who have 10 or more female dogs. The amendment exempts breeders of hunting dogs. The amendment was introduced by Representative Jason Saine of Lincoln County.

56 dogs rescued from suspected NC puppy mill receive medical treatment

By: Web Staff

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Dozens of dogs were rescued and a man accusing of operating a puppy mill surrendered Thursday.

The dogs arrived safely at the Humane Society of Charlotte after being removed from three different homes in Rutherford County.

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s office made the disturbing discovery Monday after receiving several anonymous tips.

But when they returned with a warrant, most of the dogs were gone. Investigators learned the owner had moved them to other areas of the county.

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