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New York City Passes Legislation to Crack Down on Puppy Mills

The New York City Council has passed a bill to bar the city’s pet stores from obtaining puppies from some of the nation’s most unscrupulous puppy mills. Brian Shapiro, New York state director for The Humane Society of the United States issued the following statement:

“We applaud the Council for protecting both animals and consumers from puppy mills. Puppy mills contribute to the city’s pet overpopulation and cause countless dogs a lifetime of suffering in squalid wire cages. New York City residents no longer have to accept the importing of puppies from brokers and some of the worst puppy mills in the country while their tax dollars are spent sheltering and euthanizing healthy, adoptable, homeless dogs.”

Media Contact: Cheylin Parker, 301-258-1505, cparker@humanesociety.org