Gov. Hochul signed a puppy mill ban into law on Thursday.
The legislation will end the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores across the state.
The Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill was designed to close puppy mills that supply some pet stores and put an end to what the governor’s office referred to as “abusive breeders.”
The legislation takes effect in 2024 and will allow pet stores to charge shelters rent to use their space for adoptions.
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)