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New Jersey: Pet Purchase Protection Act

New Jersey: Pet Purchase Protection Act

Name: New Jersey Pet Purchase Protection Act

Number: A2338 & S63

Take action to stop puppy and catteries from selling their animals in pet shops.

This bill would prohibit the sight-unseen sale of cats and dogs between breeders and pet shops, between pet shops and consumers, and between breeders and consumers. It also would require pet shops to sell cats and dogs from shelters, pounds, and animal rescues and would prohibit the sale of cats and dogs from other sources, such as breeders.

Pet shops in dozens of states have been creating a positive change in public awareness of puppy mills, choosing to host adoption events for local shelters and even switching over to only displaying for sale or adoption pets from rescues rather than from breeders. Additionally, cities all across the country are beginning to institute retail pet sale bans in an effort to clear their animal shelters and give homeless pets another chance at a loving home.

This would be the first statewide ban of its kind. It would be a tremendous step toward ending the operation of puppy mills and catteries, and would save the lives of thousands of homeless animals.

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  1. Please contact your State Representative and Senator and ask them to SUPPORT this bill.

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Please support the Pet Purchase Protection Act

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask your support for the Pet Purchase Protection Act, A2338 and S63. This legislation would help to end the suffering of dogs and cats in puppy mills and catteries by closing a lucrative market for the sale of these abused and often sick animals.

The Pet Purchase Protection Act would prohibit the sight-unseen sale of cats and dogs between breeders and pet shops, between pet shops and consumers, and between breeders and consumers. It also would require pet shops to sell cats and dogs from shelters, pounds, and animal rescues and would prohibit the sale of cats and dogs from other sources, such as breeders.

The best way to end the abusive treatment of dogs and cats bred in substandard and overcrowded conditions is to eliminate the market for their sale. Please support New Jersey's effort to lead the country as the first state to implement a statewide ban on the sale of pets from puppy mills and catteries.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]