Sunday, November 22, 2009

Town of Romulus Now Regulates Puppy Mills

Finger Lakes Times:
ROMULUS — The Town Board has banned so-called puppy mills.

Meeting Nov. 18, members voted unanimously to permanently regulate “inhumane’’ facilities whose purpose is to breed puppies for sale.

The law follows a nearly two-year moratorium on puppy mills.

It requires pet breeders to provide humane housing for dogs and cats and ensure that such animals are treated properly. It provides for periodic inspections and penalties for cruel treatment.

The law was drafted by the town Planning Board, headed by Barry Roach, and attorney Steven Getman.