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New Albany Co. law will regulate pet sellers, breeders

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Albany County Legislature will introduce legislation to regulate pet sellers and breeders.

The law will be put in place to provide a proper safety net for animals living in local communities.

This Local Law will:

  • Enforce that if any violation of this Local Law occurs, it will be a civil offense with a minimum fine of $100-$500 per violation.
  • Require the permitting of pet sellers, with permits being given only to sellers in compliance with this Local Law as well as other animal protection laws.
  • Provide consumer protection to Albany County pet buyers.
  • Provide for regular inspection of pet sellers and breeders, to ensure they are providing minimum standards of care for animals; related to housing, sanitation, feeding/watering, handling, veterinary care, exercise, fire safety and grooming for every dog or cat in their custody or possession.
  • Ban pet sellers in Albany County from knowingly importing, offering for sale, selling or bartering any dog from a source breeder that does not comply with the standards of care in this Local Law.

A press event will be held to introduce the new law on Tuesday, May 6.

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