May 8, 2016, 9:29 pm

New Rochelle considers banning the sale of dogs bred from puppy mills

If passed, pet stores that violate the ban would have to pay $250 each day the law is broken

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In February, Mamaroneck became the first municipality in the state to pass legislation outlawing the sale of puppies from 'puppy mills,' or commercial breeding facilities.

Now, New Rochelle is thinking about doing the same thing.

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson brought the issue up in an April 12th city council meeting after being approached by residents.

"The issue here is that very often if you get a puppy from a pet store as opposed to go a human society or a breeder, the puppy will have originated in something called a puppy mill which contains conditions that people would judge to be inhumane," Mayor Noman Rosenblum said.

If the law is passed, pet shop owners will have to get their animals from rescue shelters, humane societies, or be registered with the New York Department of Agriculture.

Residents say they are on board with the idea, they say they would feel more comfortable knowing that their pets are coming from humane establishments.

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