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The New York Assembly Agriculture Committee has announced that it may consider a bill tomorrow (Tuesday, April 27) which will prohibit retail pet stores from selling any dogs or cats.  Instead, they would only be allowed to “showcase” animals available for adoption from a shelter, rescue, or adoption agency that has no affiliation with breeders.  This is the identical bill to Senate Bill 1130, which is being considered by the Senate Agriculture Committee today.

New York residents are strongly encouraged to contact the Assembly Agriculture Committee today, and ask them to not allow Assembly Bill 4283 to advance.   View AKC’s previous alert for talking points and more information.

What You Can Do:

Contact the members of the Assembly Agriculture Committee.  Ask them to not support Assembly Bill 4283.  If you are a constituent of a committee member, use the form provided to take action.  Otherwise, use the contact information below:

Donna Lupardo (Chair – Binghamton)

Didi Barrett (Hudson)

Ken Blankenbush (Carthage)

Marianne Buttenschon (Utica)

Clifford Crouch (Binghamton)

Erik Dilan (Brooklyn)

Harvey Epstein (Manhattan)

Gary Finch (Auburn)

Michael Fitzpatrick (Smithtown)

Aileen Gunther (Monticello)

Stephen Hawley (Albion)

Billy Jones (Plattsburgh)

Barbara Lifton (Ithaca)

Brian Miller (New Hartford)

Walter Mosley (Brooklyn)

Jose Rivera (Bronx)

Linda Rosenthal (Manhattan)

Angelo Santabarbara (Schenectady)

Al Stirpe (North Syracuse)

Jaime Williams (Brooklyn)

Carrie Woerner (Saratoga Springs)

For more information, contact AKC’s Government Relations Department at