July 24, 2020
Senate Bill 593 finally passed the New York Senate on Tuesday after its introduction in February 2020. Even a pandemic cannot get in the way of moving this critical legislation forward!
Senator Michael Gianaris spearheaded this bill earlier this year that would require pet stores to source all of their dogs and cats from animal shelters and rescues instead of commercial breeding facilities which are infamous for keeping animals in squalid conditions.
Senate Bill 593 aims to humanely reduce the number of homeless dogs and cats waiting in shelters for homes while also combating the cruel and greedy puppy mill industry.
Take Action: This bill is still awaiting a vote in the New York Assembly before its passage, and the Assembly has not yet scheduled a date to vote. But don’t delay! New York residents, please contact your assembly members now and tell them to vote in favor of this bill!