The AKC has requested that the Honorable Paul A. Sarlo, Chair of New Jersey’s Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, and the rest of the members of that committee, take no action on S-63, a bill that would ban all commercial sales of dogs to pet stores in New Jersey and repeal the Pet Purchase Protection Act.

As the AKC states, this bill would harm to pets and people by eliminating access to purposely-bred dogs obtained from pet stores that source from highly regulated breeders and dealers who humanely raise and care for their animals.

Click here to read AKC’s comments.

The PIJAC has also issued a warning and encouraged outreach to local politicians to withhold S-63.