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Buttenschon event to promote passage of puppy mill ban

Posted 10/1/22

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-119, Marcy, will host a “Pet Conference” at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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Buttenschon event to promote passage of puppy mill ban

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WHITESBORO — Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-119, Marcy, will host a “Pet Conference” at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Whitesboro Village Green on the corner of Clinton and Main streets to urge Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign legislation that would ban puppy mill sales in New York.

October is national Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and the week of Oct. 2-8, is Animal Welfare Awareness Week. There is no better time to show our support of local shelters and animal rescue organizations, according to event organizers.

“We are hoping to have lots of pets who with their human companions will sign a letter to the governor,” organizers said.

This bill, which passed both the state Assembly and the Senate, needs Hochul’s signature in order to become law. The legislation would ban the sale of animals in pet stores that come from commercial breeders in inhumane conditions.

Poorly bred animals can have serious behavioral problems as well as multiple health issues, event organizers said, adding that Humane Societies, rescues and animal shelters are overcrowded with unwanted pets and this measure would help ease that strain.

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