Activists seeking puppy mill ban, starts locally

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BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — Five months after her beloved boxer died, told a group at the local animal shelter she wasn’t ready for a new dog yet.

‘‘I said my next dog would find me,’’ said.

An abandoned 1-year-old black Labrador mix, thirsty and scared, began following Nicholson around town 24 hours later. The dog, Missey, has lived with Nicholson and her husband for two years.

That kind of serendipity can’t be legislated, but Nicholson is spearheading a movement to pass a law in Branford that would ban the sale of puppies from so-called ‘‘ mills.’’

A similar bill was proposed in the state legislature last spring, leading to the creation of a task force that is researching the issue. The task force will present a report and proposed legislation for the legislative session that begins in January, said member Amy Harrell, president of CT Votes for Animals.

Nicholson is working with the task force, which will hold another hearing in Hartford next week. She and Harrell both said they want laws to require that pet stores sell from shelters and rescue organizations, rather than from breeders.

Nicholson’s proposed scenario would have stores working with pounds and rescuers to sell puppies at a commission. Stores could maintain databases of dogs available from rescuers and sell products and costly services such as grooming and pet-sitting, Nicholson said.

A handful of large cities, including Los Angeles, have banned the sale of commercially bred

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    • omgabanna
    • November 24, 2013

    Prison is for less successful sociopaths.

    • Trisha C
    • November 24, 2013

    i love that the first thing was hug her dad:) she’s a great kid!!!

    • Jytte Hilden
    • November 24, 2013

    He’s obviously a complete psycho. You should never use your fist, as your
    knuckles may break if you hit too hard. Use a curtain rod instead.

    • taeupk
    • November 24, 2013


    • GuineaPigGuru123
    • November 24, 2013

    Wow, you’re an ass.

    • omgabanna
    • November 24, 2013

    SIR! how dare you spout such Posh. No self respecting man would ever use
    something as bisque as a shower curtain. Maybe the rack that hangs the
    Towels. But a shower curtain? NEVAH!

    • Johnatan Sumba
    • November 24, 2013

    Shut the fuck up TornadoMEG

    • Amaya Hitt
    • November 24, 2013

    Looks like me when my husband brought our puppy home. I was a crying 23 yr

    • Jd's Production
    • November 24, 2013

    Way better than getting a cell phone…well too me..

    • Jemma N' Daisy
    • November 24, 2013

    Here we have a very COMMON specimen of a REGULAR attention seeker.
    This species is called the omgabanna

    • MonaBern1
    • November 24, 2013

    A lovely, honest reaction from this sweet little girl. Congratulations,

    • rose fabby
    • November 24, 2013

    ahh the old common girls who cry. Good times.

    • chelsea knowles
    • November 24, 2013

    what kind of dog is it?

    • Mia Gonzalez
    • November 24, 2013

    Yeah I know

    • MOJE
    • November 24, 2013

    Good father = happy family -_+

    • ana r rojas
    • November 24, 2013

    bicth do you want the dog or not because of your cry
    ng it looks like you dont

    • 2 Gymnastics Girls
    • November 24, 2013

    Dog: ‘can I smell something salty LOL

    • Arlet Lima
    • November 24, 2013

    That puppy is adorable!!

    • imane markad
    • November 24, 2013


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