Albany, N.Y. - A measure to improve the health and safety of animals in pet stores is headed to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's desk.
The bill passed the State Senate Wednesday, and had already passed in the State Assembly.
The measure would require regular veterinary care and daily health checks for dogs and cats sold in pet stores. It would also require regular exercise for dogs sold in pet stores.
"Many people throughout New York State have been negatively affected by purchasing cats and dogs from pet dealers who purchase from breeding mills, commonly known as puppy mills," said State Senator Greg Ball. "I am happy to be the sponsor of this bill that will now protect these animals and their owners."