New York: Require all dogs and cats sold in pet stores to come from shelters

Phoenix, AZ, Beverly Hills, and about 60 other cities across the U.S. have all passed laws making it illegal for pet stores to sell any cats or dogs that don't come from a shelter or rescue.

The ramifications of this are incredible! These cities have struck a huge blow against the puppy mill and animal trafficking trade. They have given stray dogs and cats a chance to have a real life and to find a forever family. 

Please sign this petition to urge Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to follow the lead of these animal-loving cities and institute a statewide law requiring that any cat or dog sold in a pet shop come from a shelter or rescue. Just imagine how many animals we would be able to save if we had a requirement like this. And perhaps it would encourage other states to pass similar laws, or even pave the way for a federal law.

To Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature,

Phoenix, AZ, Beverly Hills, and about 60 other cities across the U.S. have all passed laws making it illegal for pet stores to sell any cats or dogs that don't come from a shelter or rescue. 

The ramifications of this are incredible! These cities have struck a huge blow against the puppy mill and animal trafficking trade. They have given stray dogs and cats a chance to have a real life and to find a forever family. 

Please follow the lead of these animal-loving cities and institute a statewide law requiring that any cat or dog sold in a pet shop come from a shelter or rescue. Just imagine how many animals we would be able to save if we had a requirement like this. And perhaps it would encourage other states to pass similar laws, or even pave the way for a federal law.

Update #11 years ago
The response to my petition has been amazing...thank you so, so much EVERYONE for signing...You come from all parts of the world ...... and I have found that this is a problem worldwide. Maybe we can make a difference Everywhere....

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