Puppy Mill Petition: Stop stores from selling puppy mill dogs
  • Petitioned Noam Bramson

This petition was delivered to:

New Rochelle Mayor
Noam Bramson
Councilmember
Louis Trangucci
Councilmember
Albert Tarantino
Councilmember
Jared R. Rice
Councilmember
Ivar Hyden
Councilmember
Barry R. Fertel
Councilmember
Shari Rackman
Chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators
Ken Jenkins
County Executive
Rob Astorino
New York State Assemblywoman
Amy Paulin

Puppy Mill Petition: Stop stores from selling puppy mill dogs

    1. Petition by

      Westchester Animal Rescue Network

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, nbramson@newrochelleny.com
Councilmember Louis Trangucci (914)235-0499, louistrangucci@aol.com  
Councilmember Albert Tarantino (914)633-1985 ataranti@newrochelleny.com
Councilmember Jared R. Rice (914)633-9200 jared@jaredrice.org
Councilmember Ivar Hyden (914)606-0834 Ivar@IvarHyden.org
Councilmember Barry R. Fertel (914)740-4346 bfertel@newrochelleny.com
Councilmember Shari Rackman (914)787-9933, (914)533-3307 rackmandistrict6@aol.com
Ken Jenkins, Chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, (914)995-2829 jenkins@westchesterlegislators.com
County Executive Rob Astorino, (914)995-2900 ce@westchestergov.com
Amy Paulin, New York State Assemblywoman, (518)455-5585 paulina@assembly.state.ny.us

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.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      As a dog behavior/training consultant working at 2 local shelters in Westchester, this new puppy store feels like being stabbed in the back by own community. This needs to be stopped and education awareness brought to the deplorable bus...


    3. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      Stop breeding/buying


    4. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      I am disgusted by people who don't know or pretend not to know, or don't care...the same kind of people who wear fur!
      Adopt a puppy from rescue groups...they have breeds if you don't want a mutt. Animals are exploited for man's greed.


    5. Reached 750 signatures
    6. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      Another puppy store in Westchester? When is this madness going to stop? How stupid and cruel can people be? Go to a shelter if you want a dog!


    7. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      There's a right way and a wrong way to get puppies adopted. Do it the right way!


    8. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      no, absolutely no more puppy stores. close the ones that exist and stop euthanizing millons of dogs. this is insane. and everyone knows that puppy store dogs come from puppy mills which should also not exit. so disgusted


    9. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      Puppy Mills are Barbaric and cruel...they breed these poor dogs for puppies and more puppies and they live in garbage, on wire bottom cages, in there own feces and urine!!!! when this inhumane scum see they cannot produce anymore they k...


    10. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      I hope to God another puppy store that supports the horrific practices of puppy mills does not open!


    11. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      This store should not open!


    12. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      do you really have to ask???


    13. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      Dogs bred in puppy mills too often have health and behavior problems making it bad business to sell them, not to mention the mistreatment of the breeder-mothers. AKC papers mean nothing about the quality of the genes or health of the dog...


    14. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      STOP OPENING UP THESE STORES!I HEARD THEY THROW AWAY THE ANIMALS IN GARBAGES WHEN THEY GE TOO BIG & UNWANTED!! & THEY ALSO DO NOT TAKE CARE OF THEM & SELL THEM WITH ALL DISEASES!!WHILE THEY WAIT CRAMMED IN CAGES! STORES DONT CARE ABOUT A...


    15. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      I AM AGAINST THIS PUPPY STORE OPENING


    16. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      I AM AGAINST THIS PUPPY STORE OPENING


    17. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      It should be illegal to sell puppies in stores. Stop the cruelty.


    18. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      There are way too many unwanted dogs in shelters. People should be adopting!


    19. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      I do animal rescue in Westchester County and am applalled that we still allow puppy stores to open in our area.These animals are all sick and the owners are just interested in the profit and not the welfare of the animals they sell.Lets f...


    20. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      Please stop puppy mill breeders, please stop these stores from
      Being open


    21. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      Puppy millers manke money on dogs' suffering.


    22. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      Selling animals supports animal abuse. It is irresponsible.


    23. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      The selling of puppy mill puppies is a cruel and outdated practice whose time has ended much like other previously accepted standards from years ago. Businesses involved should be boycotted and government officials who endorse it should ...


    24. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      The horrifying cruelty to endemic to the commercial breeding industry. This pet store should not open.


    25. Decision-maker Barbara Gebala responds:

      Barbara Gebala

      no more puppy mills! it's cruel to the animals. stop the greed


    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • michele handley DOWNERS GROVE, IL
      • 5 months ago

      I have seen the total horror and torture that these dogs go through and it needs to stop.

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    • Allie Schwartz NEW YORK, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      I love animals and I hate animal cruelty.

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    • Sarah Quigley LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      We should stand up for animal rights as they are not able to.

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    • Dorothea colangelo GREENWICH, CT
      • about 1 year ago

      my bichon was born in a puppy mill and had behavior problems and patella luxation as a 3 mo old puppy. the breeder was a class b breeder with alot of violations. puppy mill breeders only care about how much money they will make. when a dog does not serve the purpose any longer they either sell them to another puppy mill or kill them I might as well say. pet stores that carry puppies and kittens should not be allowed to sell animals. period.

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    • Danielle Singer BEDFORD, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      I support and volunteer at a local no kill shelter. There are many dogs and cats that are stuck behind cages waiting for a home to call their own. For someone to own them as a loving pet as a forever best friend. Puppy mills are different, they puts in wired cages, probably without any food or water, never get groomed and are forced to breed to make puppies just to sell to pet stores. But now is the time for us humans to work together as a family or friends to join in the fight to stop and shut down all puppy mills. We MUST PUT AN END TO PUPPY MILLS AND ITS CRUELTY AND ABUSE!!!! Stop pet stores today, don't buy your next pet at a pet store, ADOPT your next pet at your local ANIMAL SHELTER TODAY! Who could harm a cute harmless animal like a dog. Their cute faces, wagging tails, loud barks, hugs and kisses. What would we do without them, how would we survive. we need them just as they need us. Stop them today! Lets bring animal peace to this planet now!

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