Based on a campaign organized by CLAAW, on October 5, 2016 Port Chester became the 6th municipality in Westchester County, NY to pass a law regarding the sale of puppy mills dogs and cats in pet stores. The law was initially sponsored by Trustee Bart Didden at the request of members of the Port Chester Dog Park Group. Mayor Dennis Pilla and the rest of the Board of Trustees supported the law and it passed by a unanimous vote at the October 5th BOT meeting. In addition to Port Chester residents and other concerned citizens urging the board to pass the law, several organizations wrote letters of support, including: NYSHA (New York State Humane Association), PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), and Best Friends Animal Society.
Port Chester, NY unanimously passes law banning the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats in pet stores!
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