Please speak for them!
A puppy store is about to open in our neighborhood - 1461 Weaver Street in New Rochelle. Stores that sell puppies get their little babies from puppy mills, businesses that breed dogs under horrible conditions. It is well-documented that puppy stores get their puppies from puppy mills and that puppy mills condemn dogs to lifetimes of suffering in squalid wire cages. Responsible breeders do not put their puppies in stores. They want to meet the people their puppies go to.
California does not permit the sale of puppies in stores. Westchester, one of the most educated counties in the country, should not allow this cruelty either.
We must speak out now!
Call the landlord PJB, 755-7862, and tell him politely about puppy stores and puppy mills. It’s surprising but many people don’t know anything about where these puppies come from and how. Let them know that the many people who do know don't want this store in their neighborhood, in their city, in their state.
While this store is being renovated, and before it opens, let's tell our legislators that puppy stores should be banned in our towns, our county and our state. Call and/or email the landlord as well as the legislators who can make a difference:
PJB, Landlord (914)755-7862
New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson (914)654-2150, email@example.com
Councilmember Louis Trangucci (914)235-0499, firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilmember Albert Tarantino (914)633-1985 email@example.com
Councilmember Jared R. Rice (914)633-9200 firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilmember Ivar Hyden (914)606-0834 Ivar@IvarHyden.org
Councilmember Barry R. Fertel (914)740-4346 email@example.com
Councilmember Shari Rackman (914)787-9933, (914)533-3307 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Jenkins, Chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, (914)995-2829 email@example.com
County Executive Rob Astorino, (914)995-2900 firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Paulin, New York State Assemblywoman, (518)455-5585 email@example.com
It is important to call or write to your legislators and sign this petition. And if you donate we can spread the word further - to everybody who is thinking of bringing a new dog into their family and to everybody who cares about animals. Donations may be sent to Pet Rescue on behalf of WARN (Westchester Animal Rescue Network) - make checks payable to Pet Rescue, PO Box 393, Larchmont, NY 10538 and write "WARN" in the comment.
Nobody should even think of buying a puppy from this or any other store. They will find beautiful puppies and dogs desperately in need of homes at shelters and rescue groups.
Please sign this petition and spread the word – it will be sent to legislators and others to let them how many of you know about puppy stores.
Westchester Animal Rescue Network (stopthinkadopt.org) works to promote rescue and adoption; oppose puppy mills and the sale of dogs in pet stores; and protect animals through legislation and education. Founding members: Pet Rescue, New Rochelle Humane Society, Adopt A Dog and Tiny Treasures Rescue.