NY State Residents ONLY: Let our communities pass laws to ban sales of mill puppies & kittens!
  • Petitioned NY State Senate & Assembly Agriculture Committees

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NYS Agriculture Committee Members
NY State Senate & Assembly Agriculture Committees
New York Governor
New York State Senate
New York State House
New York-048
State Sen. Patricia Ritchie
New York-015
State Sen. Joseph Addabbo
New York-067
State Rep. Linda Rosenthal

NY State Residents ONLY: Let our communities pass laws to ban sales of mill puppies & kittens!

    1. Lorry Schlick
    2. Petition by

      Lorry Schlick

      Alden, NY

The citizens of New York do not want to be regulated by a pet store law that is archaic and is currently on the books only in 3 other states! We need to advance our state by becoming advocates for our communities and not be dictated by an old law that prohibits localities of making new and improved laws for Man's Best Friend as well as all companion animals!  As the law stands now, NYS communities cannot say NO to outrageous pet store activities such as the renting out of baby chicks at Easter or say NO to the retail sale of puppies that we all know come from commercial breeders (AKA Puppy Mills).

Bills S1262 & A1731 will amend the NYS Agriculture & Market Law and the general business law by allowing our communities and NOT the State to regulate pet dealers.  It would, furthermore, allow municipalities to regulate pet dealers as long as the law, rule, regulation, or ordinance is not less stringent than state law.

In order to protect the health and safety of residents in our communities, municipalities should not be prohibited from enacting laws, rules, regulations, or ordinances governing pet dealers our communities. This legislation would make Article 26-A of the Agriculture and Markets Law consistent with the many other animal related state laws, such as laws regulating dangerous dogs, seizure of animals, canine waste, and the operation of spay/neuter facilities, which do not preempt municipalities from enacting local laws, rules, regulations or ordinances pertaining to animals within their jurisdiction.

Municipalities are much better able to inspect, monitor and enforce local rules, regulations and/or ordinances in regard to pet dealers.

Thank you for your consideration and support!.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Please sign so we can bring our petition to NYS Animal Advocacy Day on 6/13

      Lorry Schlick
      Petition Organizer

      We have a deadline and the NYS Legislative Session is almost over....less than 3 weeks to pass laws for suffering puppy mill animals!

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. Halfway there!

      Lorry Schlick
      Petition Organizer

      To all NYS Residents: We need everyone who signed this petition from NYS to try and get at least 3 people each to sign this petition to reach our goal! PLEASE help us pass this law in NYS so we can ban unknowing and unwitting consumers from buying pet store puppies and kittens that come from mills and whose parents live, suffer and die there without a human touch or any veterinary care. They need you-- you are their voice!

    5. Only a little over 2 months before the 2012 NYS Legislative Session starts!

      Lorry Schlick
      Petition Organizer

      IF YOU LIVE IN NY AND HATE ANIMAL CRUELTY, please, sign and share, & please do so soon! It will take THIS NEW LAW to change the way we sell animals out of pet stores in NY! If you don't care about puppy mill dogs, baby chicks rented out at Easter, exotic birds dying on the way from South America to these pet dealers, then ignore this, but if you give a damn, we need this law to move forward on enacting bans on such animal abuse! We are not halfway to our goal yet! Your signature as a resident of NYS means the world to these politicians who are up for re-election next November!

    6. Please share with everyone or NYS will cont. to sell pet store puppies!

      Lorry Schlick
      Petition Organizer

      There is a desperate need to end the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores in NYS but an old, lousy state law prevents our own communities from deciding for themselves! See what happened in Suffolk County in July of this year:
      Suffolk County, NY: Bill to Ban Sale of Dogs in Pet Stores Not Allowed Under State Law.
      A proposed law to ban the sale of puppies at pet stores within Suffolk County has been yanked. Legislator Jon Cooper (D-Lloyd Harbor), whose bill aimed to curtail the sale of puppy mill dogs, said Thursday night in a press release the county’s law department has determined state law prohibits local municipalities from enacting legislation to regulate pet stores.

    7. Reached 100 signatures
    8. Check out this link & see what happened in Suffolk County because of Albany

      Lorry Schlick
      Petition Organizer

      This link and unfortunate outcome for dogs will show you an great example of how communities, at the behest of the state, could not decide for themselves about what kind of community they want to live and do business in. http://www.adoa.org/legislati


    Reasons for signing

    • jack walberger PHOENIX, NY
      • 2 months ago

      no body should mill puppies and kittens

    • Tracey Kent POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
      • 2 months ago

      I consider myself an advocate for animals.

    • William DeForest OSWEGO, NY
      • 2 months ago

      I want to stop the sale of sickly puppies

    • Melinda Herman WELLSVILLE, NY
      • 12 months ago

      Please stop the breeding for profit and the killing of innocent animals!!!

    • frieda fickeria MARGARETVILLE, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      please stop this the only one that suffer are the animals. they get abuse or they end up after awhile being put down.


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