Leading Animal Advocacy Groups and Local State Legislators to Call on Governor Hochul to Sign the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill

By ASPCA, The Humane Society of the United States, The NYS Animal Protection Federation | September 8, 2022


  • Assemblymember Pat Fahy
  • Assemblymember John McDonald
  • Bill Ketzer, Senior Legislative Director, Government Relations-Eastern Division
  • Libby Post, Executive Director, NYS Animal Protection Federation
  • Brian Shapiro, NY Director, HSUS

What: Press Conference with local legislators and animal shelter leaders

Where: Outside the Senate Chambers, 3rd Fl., NYS Capitol, Albany

When: Monday, September 12th, 1 PM


  • To call on Governor Hochul to sign the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill
  • (S1130-Gianaris/A4283-Rosenthal) and to deliver thousands of postcards from shelter and bill supporters across the state


About the Puppy Mill Pipeline Legislation: This spring, the New York State Legislature passed the New York State Puppy Mill Pipeline Act, which bans the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits at retail pet stores. The bill, which passed with broad bipartisan support, now heads to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s desk for her signature. The majority of animals for sale in retail pet shops come from animal mills, known for their inhumane action. Often, sold animals can be sick as a result of poor breeding and cost purchasers thousands in veterinary care. The Puppy Mill Pipeline legislation would allow retail pet stores to partner with area shelters and rescues to adopt animals.


The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing animal cruelty.

The Humane Society of the United States is an American nonprofit organization that focuses on animal welfare and opposes animal-related cruelties of national scope.

The NYS Animal Protection Federation is the voice of New York’s animal shelters, humane societies and animal welfare organizations.