On Tuesday, Suffolk County, NY legislators passed a bill designed to stop pet stores from selling puppies and kittens raised in mills. Suffolk is the first county in New York to pass a bill to regulate pet stores, after a state law provided the authority in January.
There are far too many pets in shelters and ending irresponsible breeding is a step in the right direction to end the senseless killing of cats and dogs.
Think you can’t find love at an animal shelter?
Meet my four-legged friend Sparky, an elderly Pekingese who was found abandoned and tied to a park bench.
Blind in one eye, suffering from front leg atrophy and a collapsed trachea, Sparky was on the kill list at New York City’s Animal Care and Control Center the day my friend Karen rescued him. After proper veterinary care and lots of TLC and love, Sparky is thriving in his new home.
Kudos to legislators in New York state and those around the nation working to end irresponsible breeding! Support of humane legislation gives dogs like Sparky a much-deserved second chance.