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December 17, 2013
Dear New York Advocates,
Years of hard work by animal advocates across the state may soon be undone—we are calling on you to stop that from happening.
The long-suffering dogs in our state’s substandard breeding facilities and pet stores are one signature away from a major victory, but we are up against the clock and strong opposition. We urgently need your help to get A.740-A/S.3753-A, the pet dealer bill, signed by Governor Cuomo to give local governments the ability to crack down on unscrupulous dog breeders and pet stores.
New York is the only state we know of with a law expressly prohibiting its cities and counties from regulating pet dealers. This inability of local governments to exercise their home rule authority has had terrible consequences for dogs in substandard breeding facilities and pet stores—dogs whose protections under state and federal laws are woefully inadequate.
The pet industry profits from this lack of local regulation and is desperately trying to prevent this landmark animal protection legislation from being signed into law. We cannot let that happen.
What You Can Do
It is more critical than ever that the governor to hear from animal advocates like you. Will you call Governor Cuomo at (518) 474-8390 politely urging him to sign the pet dealer bill into law?
Please follow up by sending an email to Governor Cuomo from the ASPCA Advocacy Center. And don't forget to pass this on to friends and family who live in the Empire State!
Thank you for being a voice for animals when they need it most.
This email was sent by: ASPCA
424 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
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