Suffolk lawmakers pass puppy mill resolution stepping up regulation on pet dealers

Legislator Jay Schniederman, one of the sponsors of

Legislator Jay Schniederman, one of the sponsors of the bill, says once signed into law by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, the measure will be enforced by the Consumer Affairs Department. (June 3, 2014 6:03 PM)

Lawmakers unanimously passed a resolution to make Suffolk County the first in New York state to regulate the sale of puppies from puppy mills.

Legislator Jay Schneiderman, one of the sponsors of the bill, says once signed into law by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, the measure will be enforced by the Consumer Affairs Department.

“It’s long overdue,” he says. “It’s time we put...

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