Ban the Retail Sale of Puppies in Suffolk County
  • Petitioned Lynne C. Nowick

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Suffolk County Legislator
Lynne C. Nowick
Suffolk County Legislator
Tom Cilmi
Suffolk County Legislator
Kate Browning
Suffolk County Legislator
Jack Eddington
Suffolk County Legislator
DuWayne Gregory
Suffolk County Legislator
Ed Romaine
Suffolk County Legislator
Lou D'Amaro
Suffolk County Legislator
Jon Cooper
Suffolk County Legislator
Tom Muratore
Suffolk County Legislator
Sarah Anker
Suffolk County Legislator
Vivian Viloria-Fisher
Suffolk County Legislator
Thomas Barraga
Suffolk County Legislator
John Kennedy
Suffolk County Legislator
Jay Schneiderman
Suffolk County Legislator
William Lindsay
Suffolk County Legislator
Steven Stern
Suffolk County Legislator
Wayne Horsley

Ban the Retail Sale of Puppies in Suffolk County

    1. Lorry Schlick
    2. Petition by

      Lorry Schlick

      Alden, NY

To combat the problem of Puppy Mills, Suffolk County Majority Leader, Legislator Jon Cooper, introduced Resolution No.I.R. 1545-2011, a law that will ban the retail sale of puppies in pet stores in that county.

If you care about dogs, you must lend your support to Legislator Cooper to ban the retail sale of pet shop puppies in Suffolk County, NY.

Puppy mills are breeding facilities that produce purebred puppies in mass quantities and sell them to an unsuspecting public. They are inhumane, designed to maximize profits, and commonly disregard the physical, social, and emotional health of the dogs in their facilities. Puppy mills are the epitome of cruelty to animals. These helpless dogs are kept confined in tiny wire cages with minimal food and water, little or no veterinary care, and no positive human contact. They breed these animals until they cannot produce anymore and then they throw them away or let them starve or kill them. Because of these conditions, puppy mill puppies are more likely to have physical and behavioral problems than dogs from ethical sources.

Puppy mills lurk behind the doors of the nearby pet store. The best way to stop puppy mills from continuing their abuse is for consumers to stop buying the puppies they breed, however slick ads and false advertising hoodwink them into thinking that this pet store is different! That couldn't be further from the truth. And many think they are "rescuing" a puppy by buying one—they are simply creating new space for another mill puppy to be sold while the parents in the mills suffer till death.

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    • Teri Story FRANKLIN, MA
      • about 3 years ago

      I HATE puppy mills and the millers. I volunteer for a dog rescue group. We take in puppy mill dogs. It is horrendous the shape they arrive in. They are lucky... the ones left behind need our prayers. Please sign this petition.

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    • KellyMarie Conlon CHICAGO, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      I would love to see a nationwide ban of this.

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    • Karenanne Fitzsimmons SPRINGFIELD, MO
      • about 3 years ago

      I live in puppy mill country. We can not shut down the puppy mills unless the demand for pet stores puppies dries up. Please ban the sales in pet stores. Encourage people to adopt or buy from a small, reputable breeder. Many of your pet store puppies come from Mo. They are sick and genetically inferior, yet unsuspecting consumers pay huge prices for them. Then they are saddled w/huge vet bill, or they dump them on the shelters where the community ends up paying in volunteer time/donations/ and tax dollars supporting the shelters. Often, these dogs end up being put down. It is a cycle that can stop w/the banning of pet store sales. Thank you.

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    • Sally Ryan ALSIP, UNITED STATES
      • about 3 years ago

      This needs to stop!!! The "parents" of these puppy mill puppies. spend their lives confined to wire crates...little if any human contact. At times forgotten to be fed or watered, standing and sleeping in their own feces or urine from the cage above them leaking on them. They are mated so much, that the pups end up having deformities to the pup and later the mom. When the breeder no longer needs the breeder dogs..they are killed. Not humanely, I might add. The Amish are one of the worst breeders..providing no shade or cover for the winter, filthy cages and cages piled up high, on top of each other. When they are done with the dogs or the dogs don't produce what the Amish want, the Amish destroy them. Hang them, drown them, shoot them, leave them to rot. Please don't subject dogs to this type of horror. They feel pain!!!! They feel abandonment!!! They go crazy in those tiny cages and have never felt grass under their feet or run free in a large area!!

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    • Kristine Hinton MAHOMET, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      There are too many pups needing to be rescued and being euthanized due to no room. Retail pups are puppy mill pups. Stop the madness now!

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