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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Malloy Signs Law Tightening Pet Shop Operations

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today held a bill signing ceremony at the Greenwich Animal Shelter to commemorate a new law that will increase standards for Connecticut retail pet shops and breeders.

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs the new law today in Greenwich. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo


The legislation, formally Public Act 14-77, An Act Concerning Certain Recommendations of the Task Force on the Sale of Cats and Dogs from Inhumane Origins at Connecticut Pet Shops, increases the accountability of pet stores through increased standards and business practices.

“There is evidence that puppy mills around the country have employed practices that any reasonable person would consider inhumane,” said Malloy. 

“By signing this bill into law, we are setting standards in Connecticut to ensure that animals are living in humane conditions. I would like to thank the chairs of the Taskforce on the Sale of Cats and Dogs from Inhumane Origins at Connecticut Pet Shops and all of those who provided constructive input to make this bill a reality.”

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