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Proposed Puppy Mill Ban Sets Off Debate In New Rochelle

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson
New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson Photo Credit: Noam Bramson/Facebook

NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y. -- New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson says a proposed ban on selling dogs unless they are from a shelter or rescue organization is an attempt to discourage the use of buying dogs from puppy mills, according to

But the owner of the only pet store in New Rochelle, Furrylicious, says shelter animals often come from puppy mills, and a rule like this would put her out of business, says.

New Rochelle leaders say they were approached about enacting such a law after leaders in Mamaroneck passed something similar. Mount Pleasant also enacted a puppy mill ban. Leaders in Harrison are considering it, reports.

Furrylicious owner Stephanie Earl said she gets puppies from licensed breeders, and if she can't do that, she'd have to close her business, says.

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