The Pet Purchase Protection Act, also known as S1870, would require pet stores to display on each cage of a dog or cat for sale the full name, address and license number of the breeder who supplied the animal for sale. The bill also requires pet stores to post instructions for customers on how to access the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection reports for breeders.
Additionally, pet stores would be barred from selling dogs and cats provided by breeders without a USDA license or any breeder who has been cited on a USDA inspection report during the two-year period prior to the purchase of the animal by the pet shop. This bill passed unanimously in both the New Jersey Senate and House of Representatives and is now awaiting Governor Chris Christie’s signature to pass into law.
Take Action: Residents of New Jersey, contact Governor Chris Christie and politely urge him to sign this vital bill into law.
The Honorable Chris Christie
Office of the Governor
PO Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625 609-292-6000